Franklin Thatch Remoal Services
We love our lawns in Franklin, IN, and your lawns do so much for us. During nice weather, we play there, we picnic there, we lay on our backs and watch the clouds, and we run through sprinklers. But all this activity with family and friends can be hard on our lawns, and sometimes it needs a little pick me up. A healthy and beautiful lawn is one of the most important factors in curb appeal when you want to showcase your home, and there is just something satisfying about a luxurious green expanse surrounding our houses. Our lawn care specialists are experienced and knowledgeable about the care and maintenance of a beautiful green turf, and will be glad to share with you their best lawn dethatching tips.
What does lawn thatch look like? Your local state extension office can provide you with lawn thatch pictures, but you can feel it when the lawn dries out and has a spongy feel underfoot. You will see a layer of dead and living matter between the soil and the green grass. If it is over one-half inch thick, it acts as a breeding ground for pests and does not allow for good penetration into the soil of water, air, and nutrients. It appears when the soil has been compacted and roots have grown tangled together instead of branching out to a healthy root system.
For example, new construction in Franklin, Indiana has typically had the top several inches of soil compacted or stripped away. Heavy foot traffic by pets and children can also compact the soil. Compacted soil will not allow roots to spread and establish a healthy growth underground. One of the most basic lawn aeration and dethatching benefits is that it treats soil compaction, fluffing it up so that air, water, and nutrients can penetrate more deeply and build vigorous root systems and thick turf. Lawn dethatching is like a makeover for your lawn, and lawn specialists are the best ones to determine how to treat thatch in lawns.
Our team can discuss with you the best time to remove thatch from your lawn. Some homeowners schedule regular dethatching every year in the fall combined with overseeding. A generous layer of premium seed is spread thickly over the lawn at the same time as the dethatching procedure so that new growth can be established in time to provide a lush green lawn the following year.
Don’t be fooled by so-called DIY options for a beautiful lawn. Big box home improvement stores in Franklin offer lawn thatch removal equipment for rent, but the rental thatch rakes pulled behind garden tractors are not considered to be effective, because they don’t penetrate evenly and deeply enough into the soil. The internet will also give you recipes for various thatch removal home remedies, touted to “break down” or prevent the buildup of thatch by combining home ingredients such as beer, ammonia, and liquid dishwashing soap. The truth is that the guaranteed results of professional lawn dethatching with our team of specialists is always the better bargain.