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  • Writer's picturePeter Weel

A Healthy Lawn Starts With This One Thing.

Spring is almost here, and this one thing is a cheap way to give your lawn the boost it needs. It's dethatching! Dethatching, also known as power raking, is the process of removing dead grass, leaves, and other debris that accumulates on your lawn. Here are just a few benefits of dethatching:

Promotes healthy growth: By removing thatch and debris, dethatching allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass, promoting healthy growth and a lusher, more vibrant lawn.

Reduces the risk of pests and disease: Thatch can be a breeding ground for pests and disease, but dethatching can help reduce this risk by removing their habitat.

Improves water absorption: A thick layer of thatch can prevent water from reaching the roots of your grass, leading to dry, patchy areas. Dethatching improves water absorption and can help prevent these dry spots.

If you're feeling up for a do-it-yourself project, here's some advice:

Choose the right time: Dethatching is best done in the early spring or fall, when your grass is actively growing.

Adjust your mower: You can also dethatch your lawn with a special attachment for your lawn mower. Just adjust the blade height to the lowest setting and make several passes over your lawn.

Use a rake: For smaller lawns, you can also use a garden rake to remove thatch by hand. Just be careful not to damage the grass or roots.

Remember, it's important not to overdo it when dethatching. Too much can damage your lawn and leave it vulnerable to pests and disease. If you're unsure whether your lawn needs dethatching or you prefer to leave it to the professionals, give us a call at 705-230-0002 or text 705-805-2700. We'd love to help you achieve the lush, green lawn of your dreams!

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