Lawn Care: Thatch Removal

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Thatch consists of a dense mat of roots, stems and grass clipping, which accumulate between the soil and growing turf layers. Excessive thatch creates a barrier, preventing the absorption of water and nutrients, as well as limiting air flow to the root system.

Allowing thatch to develop on an otherwise healthy lawn reduces the effectiveness of pesticides and creates an ideal environment for insects and turf diseases.

The periodic removal of thatch with a Lawn Comber will greatly improve the health and appearance of the lawn. After de-thatching, essential water, oxygen and nutrients reach the grass roots.


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