Dethatch Lawn - Knowledgebase Question

St. Augustine, Fl
Question by tamburg
March 5, 2010
What is the best way to dethatch my lawn? Is there a machine I cn rent?

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2010


Thatching removes the dead stolons, rhizomes, stems and old grass blades. All turfgrasses have thatch but a thatch layer that is too thick can keep water from penetrating down to the roots and can keep fertilizers from reaching the soil. If your turf has excessive thatch, more than one inch of thatch, you should dethatch your lawn. You can rent a power dethatcher at most garden centers. Best wishes with your lawn!

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