Thatch buildup is a common problem that can cause lawns to struggle and when it is severe, it can ruin a lawn.
Thatch is a tightly interwoven layer of living and dead tissue between the surface of a healthy lawn and the soil surface. Composed of products from stems, leaves and roots that are resistant to decay, a little thatch improves the wear tolerance of a lawn.
However, too much thatch can harbor organisms and insects, making the lawn more susceptible to damage from disease and drought.
Lawn Restoration Service Recommended
After dethatching your lawn, we strongly recommend following it up with our lawn restoration service as there will be several bare areas in your lawn where the thatch killed off all living grass.
Immediate aeration followed by heavy over seeding and heavy spot seeding is essential to getting your lawn looking its best.
Schedule an appointment by September 31st
The best time to dethatch fescue type lawns (most Richmond lawns are fescue) is in August and September when the grass is growing vigorously and can recover quickly.
If youâ€™d like to dethatch your lawn this Fall, contact us to schedule a convenient time for owner Jeff Cartwright to discuss our process.