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Step for a healthy Lawn
Everyday foot traffic on your lawn can combine with rain and lead to compacted soil. Compacted lawns become harder as the years go by, and soon the roots of your grass begin to tangle up. Compacted lawns cannot get the air or water they need to help your grass grow. Lawn aeration helps to solve that problem. Lawn aeration is accomplished with an aerator, a machine that pokes holes into the ground and loosens the soil. Aerating allows water and oxygen to penetrate the lawn, which encourages the roots to grow deeper.
What is Thatch?
Right underneath your grass but right above the line of the soil, there is a layer of leaves, stems, and roots, some living, and some dead. This tightly woven patchwork is known as thatch, and it is a natural part of your lawn. But when thatch becomes too thick, it can prevent the new, growing grass from finding the water and nutrients it needs.
How Does Lawn Dethatching Work?
Lawn dethatching can be done manually or with a power dethatcher. Whichever method you use, the action is the same: the dethatching equipment pulls up the thatch and deposits it on top of your lawn. The thatch then should be cleared away to allow the new grass to breathe. Dethatching manually takes some heavy work and patience. Mechanical dethatching is easier, but the equipment can be unwieldy and complicated. Hiring a professional to handle your first dethatching job may be a wise choice