Dethatching - Knowledgebase Question

Chandler, Ar
Question by jbrenthatch
September 22, 2009
I have a tiff-green lawn. I am confused as to when it is best to dethatch. I am not planting a winter lawn. How often do you dethatch?


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Answer from NGA
September 22, 2009

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Generally Tifgreen will require renovating every two to three years. When excess thatch has built up (approx. 1 inch), use a vertical mower to thin and dethatch your lawn. This should be done in the Spring. After renovating, remove the cuttings (stolons) and fertilize and water. Your lawn will recover within a few weeks.

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