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To dethatch or not to dethatch? That is the question.

Spring is here and with it comes the age-old question: is spring dethatching overrated?

Dethatching is the process of removing the layer of dead grass and other debris that can accumulate on top of a lawn. While it can be beneficial for a lawn, it is not always necessary.

If your lawn is healthy and has a good amount of foot traffic, the natural process of mowing and foot traffic will help to break down the thatch layer. However, if your lawn is thin, patchy or has a thick layer of thatch, it can benefit from dethatching.

Dethatching can be done with a power rake or by hand using a dethatching rake. It's important to note that over-dethatching can be harmful and can damage the roots of the lawn.

If you're not sure whether your lawn needs dethatching, it's best to consult with a professional lawn care expert. They will be able to evaluate your lawn and give you a recommendation based on its specific needs.

So, is spring dethatching overrated? It depends on the condition of your lawn. When done correctly, it can improve the health and appearance of your lawn. But always remember to consult with a professional before starting any lawn care process.


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