Dethatching is the process of removing thatch build up from the base of the lawn in order to allow moisture, sunlight, and fertilizers to better reach the soil. Thatch build up is dead, undecomposed grass stems and roots accompanied by other smaller debris "trapped" above the soil base creating a barrier that reduces the absorption rates of these necessary nutrients. It can also harbor insects and encourage disease. While thatch build up is a natural process for lawns, excessive build up is a very common problem and can easily be diagnosed. Simply use your fingers to move apart your lawn and see how much dead grass has collected before you reach the soil. If you have more than about a 1/2 inch, your thatch layer is preventing your lawn from looking its best.
A mower mounted tine rake dethatcher is the best way to get rid of thatch. We mount a dethatcher to the front of our lawn mower and the dethatcher tines pick and pull out thatch. The mower vacuums up the debris into its bagger. Because the mower blades are engaged, an added bonus of this method is that the lawn also gets cut and bagged.
Having your lawn aerated is the best natural way to improve the overall health of your lawn. Core aeration removes small cores or "plugs" from the lawn, which break back down into the turf after a week or so. These plugs encourage microbial decomposition of the undisturbed thatch to help accelerate thatch breakdown. These plugs help revive compacted soil and completely puncture thatch build up in concentrated areas. Aeration allows water, oxygen, sunlight and fertilizer to penetrate the turf and reach the root system while improving health and encouraging growth and expansion. aeration can be done any time the lawn is soft and in an active growing state (mainly late spring of early fall) and we recommend aerating on an annual basis to consistently encourage a healthy lawn.
Custom Mowing Service
Our company is also able to combine different options from premium and standard mowing services to create a custom service to cater to you lawn care needs. For example, you may pick up grass clippings in front lawn and open cut back yard, or want standard service but add power edging biweekly . the custom mowing service offers countless combinations.
Standard Mowing Service
Our professional lawn technicians will mow your grass with open deck mowers (leaving grass clippings on lawn). Any necessary trimming of grass will be done on an as needed basis (usually every week in spring and early summer and biweekly in slower growing seasons.) We will blow grass clippings from all driveways, streets, sidewalks, beds ect..
Premium Mowing Service
Our professional lawn technicians will mow your grass and collect all grass clippings and haul away. Grass will be cut at the proper height depending on growing conditions to warrant healthy growth. Any necessary trimming of grass will be done on an as needed basis (usually every week in spring and early summer and bi-weekly in slower growing seasons). Concrete and hardscaping will be power edged biweekly with steel blade power tool to maintain crisp, clean division between turf and concrete surfaces. We will also weed flower beds, remove sticks from and blow grass and debris from driveways, sidewalks, and patios upon each visit.
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