Thatching Lawn: Lawn Aeration: Additional Lawn Services: Woodbury, CT


What is Thatch? How do I Prevent or Eliminate Thatch From My Landscape?

It is the layer of debris comprised of dead grass clippings that build-up above the dirt and below the turf on your lawn. Thatch build-up occurs when the grass produces organic debris faster than it can be broken down. When the layer of thatch becomes too profound, the turf will start to thin. Turf that have a great deal of thatch most likely have root systems that do not run deep, which will make grass more difficult to maintain. Thatch will cause excessive damages to the root systems of your grass by blocking important nutrients, such as water, air and sunlight from them. This will make your lawn become more susceptible to weather elements as well as disease.

Dethatching is a process that involves eliminating thatch from your Southbury area lawn the amount to an acceptable level. When thatch layers reach at least an inch in height, preventative measures will most likely not be effective and thatch must be manually eliminated. Dethatching is performed by Elite Property and Fence by utilizing de-thatching equipment, which when dragged over your turf, brings the thatch to the surface of your lawn. Once the entire yard is dethatched, the debris is collected via a grass sweep, bagged, and removed for proper disposal.

An effective thatch management system involves preventing thatch build up from occurring as well as physical removal. Our preventative thatch removal services focuses on appropriate species and cultivar selection, liming, core aeration, and the most effective pesticide and fertilizer to utilize. We can preform soil tests regularly to monitor nutrient and pH levels and soil test labs provide lime requirement suggestions to enhance soil pH to levels that support positive turf advancement and microbial populations for thatch break down.

Core aeration will also be an effective method to preventing thatch build-up on your lawn. Aeration is a lawn care process that involves puncturing the soil with small holes in order to let air, water and nutrients to absorb in the grass roots. Aerating allows the for roots grow strongly and deeply in order to produce a healthy lawn. Core aeration is most effective in the Fall season.

If you are interested in increasing your curb appeal and having a lawn your neighbors will be envious of, contact the Southbury Lawn Care professionals at Elite Property and Fence today for a no-cost estimate and consultation. We comprehend that each client and their turf are unique and require customized lawn care services. Whether it’s a single treatment or ongoing lawn care and maintenance, Elite Property and Fence are available to provide you with a customized lawn care package that will suit your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more!

Located in Southbury, Connecticut, Elite Property and Fence specialize in spring landscaping and season cleanups, lawn care, lawn maintenance, fence installation, custom landscaping designs and expert installation of landscaping , patios, irrigation, lighting, wood and vinyl fencing and much more. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Danbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Brookfield, Watertown, Fairfield, Waterbury, Stamford, Oxford, and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!


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