Professional Dethatching Service in Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, Markham, North York, Thornhill, King City, and Surrounding Areas
Every lawn has some type of thatch. Thatch is the growth of un-decomposed natural material. This natural layer contains a mixture of roots, leaves and stems that are either dead or alive. It accumulates between the surface of the lawn and the soil, and as a result reduces rooting and which causes soil compaction. A vibrant lawn has insects, worms and other micro-organisms that break-down the thatch which aerate your soil in a natural way. However, where a layer of thatch is too large then detaching will be required for several beneficial reasons which are detailed below. Thick thatch in lawns can prevent essential nutrients such as water, fertilizer and air from reaching the soil and roots of the grass. It can also cause the roots grass to die which in turn will contribute to the thinning of your lawn.
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Should you Dethatch your Lawn?
A good indication to determine if you have a thick layer of thatch or soil compaction is to look for:
Poor Drainage: small puddles occur throughout the lawn
Excessive Weeds: In spite of proper weed control
Poor Lawn Growth: Although good lawn maintenance is already in place
Dethatching will relive your lawn from excessive build-up. Excessive build-up may cause lawn disease and provide for a breeding ground for insects. Generally, if a layer of thatch is 1.2 cm or more then dethatching is necessary. There are several circumstances, such as excessive watering, which can contribute to the thickness of the layer of thatch. Too much nitrogen and use of pesticides can also be contributing factors. This can stop healthy nutrients from getting into the soil and also deep into the root system.
The Benefits of Dethatching
While removing excessive build-up from the base, dethacthing will also allow for healthy growth. Although a thatch layer is good for the retention of water as it assists to thicken the turf a lawn with a thatch that is more then 1.2 cm should be dethacthed annually until the layer of thatch becomes 1.2 cm or less. Dethatching improves the concentration of air and water to your lawn. It improves the efficiency of lime and fertilizer. Dethatching can also encourage deeper rooting and thicker blades of grass in addition to providing more oxygen to the environment.
Clear Cut Group uses professional dethatching equipment that properly removes thatch from your lawn unwanted thatch. Clear Cut Group will also ensure that the blades are set to the correct height before dethatching begins. This important as the blades from the dethatcher require a certain depth depending on your lawns thatch. Once your lawn has been detatched we will then remove any excess caused by the process. This will allow essential nutrients to penetrate the root system deeply and contribute to healthy growth for your lawn.
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