Why Dethatch Your Lawn?

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Dethatching is important to the overall health of your lawn and should be done every spring.  In this article, we are going to look at what dethatching is and what it does to give your lawn a great start to the upcoming season.

Dethatching is the process of removing grass that has dies over the winter season from the lawn.  Do it yourselfers usually use a hand rake to comb through their lawn and remove the dead grass.  This process can take hours, even days, and is physically demanding. 

At Peter Doran Lawn, we use commercial equipment attached to your commercial lawn mowers to speed up the process.  Our rakes combined with our lawn mowers allows us to remove more dead blades of grass in a shorter period of time than hand raking.  Just take a look at what your lawn could look like using our equipment.

Dethatching is important because dead and damaged blades of grass in your lawn will continue to pull nutrients from the ground to try and survive.  These dead blades of grass are stealing the important nutrients that your healthy blades of grass need to grow strong and healthy.  Over the year, a yard that is not dethatched can become spotty and ugly.  However, a lawn that is property dethatched tends to grow evenly and remains healthy throughout the year.

Dethatching is a great start to a healthy lawn, but you should also consider applying a round of pre-emergent fertilizer to your lawn.  Pre-emergent fertilizer will help the healthy blades of grass collect and store nutrients as well as defend against unwanted weeds from growing in your lawn.

At Peter Doran Lawn and Landscaping, we offer year round services to help your lawn grow and stay healthy.  Contact us today to get a free estimate before the year gets into full swing and we are at full capacity.