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Is your lawn looking starved for nutrients and just not as healthy looking as you would like it to be? If so, dethatching is most likely the missing key to the results you are looking for. With years of experience in the industry JL Property Services, LLC is here to help!

What Is Thatch?

Thatch is the collection of dead grass, roots, and debris embedded towards the base of the stem. Thatch buildup is a natural process that develops over time and is very common in a healthy lawn. Lawns with frequent watering, fertilizing, and mowing have a tendency to build thatch faster due to the rate of growth and amount of clippings being recycled back into the lawn.

Negative Effects Of Thatch In My Lawn

A lawn with excessive thatch build up can create a barrier preventing beneficial nutrients from reaching the root system, which in turn "starves" your lawn from getting what it needs from nature and added lawn treatments. Thatch also promotes unwanted diseases and insects that are able to burrow and hide from their predators.

What's The Difference Between Aeration And Dethatching?

Much like core aeration, dethatching is another approach to allowing the beneficial nutrients to get to where they are supposed to go (down to the root structure). Think of dethatching as "shampooing the carpet"; it provides a fresh start for your lawn. For optimal results JL Property Services, LLC recommends dethatching in spring followed by core aeration the following fall.

Our Approach To Controlling Thatch

The most important matter for a successful thatching is timing. Thatch is a natural process that happens to all lawns over time and is easily controlled, so don't be alarmed. The best time to remove thatch for the best results is before the grass starts actively growing (Late March / Mid April). With our specialty equipment we make sure you are receiving the best results at an affordable price. Since timing is of the essence please contact JL Property Services, LLC to set up a free lawn consultation today!