Learn More About De-Thatching
De-Thatching Gives Your Lawn More:
Nutrients, Water, & more
Your Complete Lawn De-Thatching
At Lawn Dog we offer a healthier alternative to your lawn than standard mechanical De-Thatching, it is called, Liquid De Thatching. Liquid De Thatching focuses on composting thatch faster by encouraging microbial activity at the soil surface and increasing heat. This exothermic release by increased soil activity will breakdown thatch from the soil level up. Thatch is quickly reduced and the organic matter is captured as a food source for your turf. The initial application may yield a green-up flush as nutrients that were held in the thatch are released.
How to Determine if your lawn needs De-Thatching
If water runs off without penetrating the grass, then it may be time to de-thatch the lawn. Thatch is a thin layer of organic debris that forms between the leaf blades and roots. Examine your grass for an underlying layer of thatch. It will look like a matting of old, grayish-brown grass stems that have grown together. A thin layer of thatch (½ inch or less) provides insulation against temperature extremes and fluctuations in soil moisture. However, if your lawn has more than one inch layer of thatch above the soil surface, the lawn needs to be de-thatched. Primary causes of thatch are over watering, over fertilizing and mowing too high. To help prevent thatch from forming, use a mulching mower.
How Often Should this be Performed
This is a 2 step application and both steps will be required to be effective.