When should I have my lawn dethatched? - Knowledgebase Question

Pontiac, Mi
Question by denhatter
March 11, 2010
I live in the State of Michigan and I would like to know when I should have my lawn dethatched?

Answer from NGA
March 11, 2010


A dethatcher removes the old thatch but will also pull out some grass which will leave the lawn very thin. The best time to dethatch is in the spring or early fall so you can overseed immediately and the new grass can fill in the sparse turf. I'd do it this spring. Best wishes with your lawn!

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