Thatch can keep water and air from reaching the soil and, if left untreated, can create an environment that harbors pests and diseases. Dethatching removes those layers of dead grass, roots and debris matted between the soil and the growing grass, keeping the grass greener and healthier while minimizing the chance of disease.
Removing small cores of soil from your lawn reduces soil compaction and promotes root growth for healthier grass!
WHAT IS OVERSEEDING?
Overseeding is the planting of grass seed directly into existing turf, without tearing up the turf, or the soil. It’s an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve the density of turf, establish improved grass varieties and enhance your lawn’s color.
WHY CUT SOD?
Sod cutters perform a number of tasks that not only enhance the quality of the lawn, but also aid in reducing your labor costs. From lifting sod for relocation/repositioning to expanding and/or establishing shrub and flower beds, sod cutters deliver the precise cut you need. They are especially useful when removing grass for walkways, patios, playground areas, irrigation and dog fencing.
COMPACTION: A condition that occurs primarily in the upper 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil. Compacted soils have reduced air spaces and more resistance to root growth than noncompacted soils. Compacted soils are dense and cause water to puddle and run off.
CORE AERATION: The mechanical removal of small cores of soil and thatch from the lawn.
DETHATCHING: The process of removing the thatch layer from turf. This process is usually done mechanically with a dethatching unit or power rake.
POWER RAKE: Turf equipment that mechanically removes thatch with rigid wire tines or steel blades, which slice through the turf and lift the thatch debris to the surface for removal.
THATCH: The layer of dead and decaying plant tissue located between the soil surface and the green vegetation. A thin layer of thatch is beneficial because it reduces soil compaction and it increases wear tolerance. However, a thatch layer of 1/2 inch or more prevents air, light and water from reaching the turf's root zone. Thatch also makes an excellent breeding ground for harmful insects and disease organisms.