Often times following a long, harsh winter, a layer of dead organic matter will accumulate in between the crown of your grass and the surface of the soil. This dead organic matter is most commonly known as thatch. Grass clippings, grass stems, and grass roots that were left on your lawn throughout the winter months will cause thatch, and it can be detrimental to your lawn.
The good news is we’re here to help. One of the best ways to deal with thatch this spring is to utilize our de-thatching service. By de-thatching, you are creating room for your lawn to receive important nutrients and grow, giving you the best lawn on the block. Here are the ins and outs to de-thatching your lawn this spring!
What Is De-Thatching?
De-thatching is the process where a power rake is used to dig deep, penetrate, and thin out the layer of thatch over your grass.
What Are the Benefits of De-Thatching?
The three main benefits that come with de-thatching are:
When Is The Best Time To De-Thatch?
The best time to de-thatch cool seasoned grasses is in the early spring where the soil is wet and the grass is just beginning to grow. This will give your lawn enough time to recover from winter while getting a head start on those pesky, nutrient stealing weeds.
What Is The Next Step?
After de-thatching, one of the best things you can do for your lawn is to aerate. Aeration is the process where small holes are drilled into the soil which allows the air, soil, and nutrients to penetrate the soil even further! By de-thatching and aerating, you are providing your lawn with everything it needs to strong, healthy roots to ultimately give you that strong, healthy grass to enjoy.
If you want to hear more about our de-thatching or aeration service, give Colonel Landscaping a call at (509) 966-1655. Our professionals are ready and waiting to answer your questions, and get you going towards that lush, green, and healthy springtime lawn you will love. Contact us today!