De-thatching

Q. What is de-thatching?

 

A. Lawns naturally naturally build up thatch, which is “a layer of fibrous material on top of the soil surface. Less than ½” is acceptable to stop the soil drying out in hot weather, but more than 1” thick can create an environment where disease can damage grasses.”1 For small areas we can remove thatch by raking, but with larger areas are better handled by a powered de-thatcher (scarifier).

 

(1. The Lawn Expert, Dr D G Hessayon, 2010)

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thatch is “a layer of fibrous material on top of the soil surface. Less than ½” is acceptable to stop the soil drying out in hot weather, but more than 1” thick can create an environment where disease can damage grasses.”

Dr D G Hessayon, The Lawn Expert, 2010