Do you “thatch” lawns?
No. De-thatching with tines or a rake may pull up some dead grass but will not get rid of thatch. If your lawn has a “thatch problem” it is typically an inch below the surface. When your rake or run a “de-thatcher” over your lawn, you only scratching the surface and are likely doing more harm than good by ripping and damaging the new growth. Core Aeration will help control thatch by puncturing it and bringing soil cores to the surface. This will provide a better environment for the microorganisms to naturally break down thatch.