Why You Should Consider Thatching the Lawn

Thatch is a combination of dense roots, grass clippings and various stems that can build up in between the soil and the new growing grass. Thatching the lawn involves removing all of the thatch so that your lawn can receive the air, water, and helpful nutrients that it needs while the pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer can do its job without any interference. This will allow your lawn to be much healthier and more resistant to harmful damages and diseases that may be caused by insects.

Benefits to Thatching the Lawn

Thatching your lawn removes any grass and moss that has been damaged during the summer or has been left over during the fall and winter seasons. If you choose to dethatch your lawn several times throughout the year, then you will be presented with better overall growth and a vibrant, healthy lawn that you will be able to enjoy all summer long.

Being able to grow your grass successfully in a healthy manner requires a lot of extra care and supervision not only in the growing season but all year long. If you are intending on having a healthy looking yard that will continue to stay green as long as possible, you will need to focus on thatching the lawn and watering your lawn correctly.

If your grass is covered with lawn thatch that is more than ½ inch thick, you will need for thatching the lawn before you can even begin taking proper care of it for the growing season. That much lawn thatch will prevent any water or nutrients getting to the roots and soil below and it will also be problematic because harmful insects will have a place to live and destroy your yard if the thatch is not taken care of in time.

Fertilizing After Thatching

Once you have managed to dethatch your lawn, you will then be able to proceed with fertilizing the area using liquid organic fertilizer or granular fertilizer that contains other supplemental ingredients such as weed control to help keep harmful weeds out of your grass. It is good idea to find fertilizer products that are slow release so that the nutrients will be released into the soil over a long period of time instead of all at once. This will help to stretch out the feeding process and you will not have to apply fertilizer as often.

If you have not completed lawn dethatching prior to applying the fertilizer, your actions will basically be useless because none of the necessary essentials that are found in the fertilizer will reach the roots of the grass. This is why it is so important that you take care of thatching the lawn before you start tending to other grass preparation duties.

By making sure that all of the leftover lawn thatch has been removed from your lawn before you begin anything else, you will be helping yourself out a great deal because from that point on, everything that you do for your lawn will be successful and provide you with a vibrant, green and healthy lawn just in time for summer.

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