Power Raking

Winnipeg Lawn Services

Ph: 669-5296

Over time, lawns can accumulate thatch a layer of slowly decomposing grass sterns, dead roots, and debris that’s above the sod and below grass blades. The name thatch is appropriate like the thatched roof on a tropical hut; it stops water and fertilizer from reaching the soil and provides a place for insects to hide.

Using Commercial Power Rakes, we pull up the thatch buildup at the soil level of the lawn that chokes the growth of your grass. Pulling the thatch up allows the lawn room to grow and reseed itself. Best done in the spring or early fall of the year, and most effective when accompanied by seeding. We complete the service by using powerful lawn vacuums and bag the debris that is collected, leaving your lawn looking neat and refreshed.

Thatch facts

Thatch is a layer of dead and decomposing plant tissue that forms above the soil. A thin layer of thatch is beneficial. It protects plant crowns and reduces compaction.

When thatch gets too thick it prevents water, air and fertilizer from getting through to the soil and grass roots. Runoff increases and dry spots can appear. Wet thatch can remain saturated and suffocate roots.

Leaving grass clippings on yourlawn when you mow does not cause thatch!!

In most cases grass clippings break down quickly. Decomposed clippings are a natural fertilizer and recycling fertilized grass extends the benefits of fertilization. Thatch is made up mostly of stems and roots that decompose more slowly.

The species of lawn grasses, fine fescues are most prone to thatch problems. Thatch usually occurs on turf that has been heavily fertilized, and is most common on poorly drained, compacted and acidic soils. These lawns can benefit both from both core aeration and dethatching.

Winnipeg Lawn Services

Ph: 669-5296

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