POWER RAKING & DE-THATCHING

“Thatch” is the dead debris on the top layer of your soil that can prevent your lawn from fully absorbing fertilizers and nutrients from the sun.

thatchExcess thatch can lead to more
serious problems as well–In addition to limiting your grass’ ability to grow into the gorgeous lawn we all know it can be, it can also lead to lawn disease if not addressed properly.

In order to keep your lawn’s thatch under control, All-Terrain offers two services: Power Raking and Dethatching.

Read on for more information about when to use each, or give us a call and we’ll be happy to all of your questions!

 

Dethatching

WalkerDethatchingWhat type of lawn needs it? Dethatching works best for lawns a mild thatch problem. You might have a hunch that your lawn isn’t absorbing fertilizer or other elements properly, and you want a quick solution to turn things around before you spend any more money on lawn treatments. Most lawns fall into this category, and it is our most common thatch-eliminating service.

How does it work? Dethatching is a quick service that is accomplished by using fixed tines on the front of a riding mower. It’s a little gentler on the lawn than power raking, and because it can be done with a riding mower, it is a fast, efficient, and less expensive than power raking.

 

Power Raking

powerrakingWhat type of lawn needs it?  Power raking is recommended for lawns that have significant thatch buildup and dead or almost-dead lawns.

How does it work? Power raking is done with an engine-powered hand rake. In cases where power raking is recommended, we aggressively dig out the thatch with these power tools, and then pick up the raked thatch using a bagging mower.

 

When to handle excess thatch

Removing thatch from your lawn is a time-sensitive project, and as such, these services are only performed for about a two week window in the spring.

If you think your lawn may be in need of thatch removal, please give us a call today, so we can evaluated your lawn and schedule our visit!