Keeping your lawn lush and green is all about timing. There are plenty of techniques you can use to help create a healthy lawn, but most of their usefulness is dependent on the time you apply them.
One question we commonly receive is when the best time to dethatch your lawn is, late spring or early fall?
Dethatching is a necessary part of lawn maintenance because it allows for your lawn to gather the necessary nutrients for continued growth. Thatch is the grass and other debris that builds up on the soil beneath your grass and can often act as its own source of nutrients. If left for too long, it can harm the growth of your lawn.
Dethatching is simply the removal of this excess debris from your lawn to allow for more moisture and easier access for nutrients to your roots.
Hometurf offers dethatching services for as low as $99.95 (plus tax) using equipment and methods that present the least possible risk to your lawn. We also clean up the excess material left after dethatching.
As for when you should schedule dethatching, both late spring and early fall can work, but we find late fall to be the most effective.
Late fall is usually when the most amount of debris has built up at the base of your lawn, at a time when your lawn needs to gather as many nutrients as possible. By dethatching at this time, you’re allowing for your lawn to get as healthy as possible before winter so it can bounce back quickly in the spring.
Fall is also the time that dethatching offers the least amount of risk to your lawn.
If done improperly or at a bad time, dethatching can damage parts of your lawn. The service is completed by pulling up the debris at the base of your lawn, and if the roots are weak, some grass can get torn out in the process. Fall is the time that your roots should be strongest, and thus, most likely to withstand any potential threats.
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