Here at AZ Irrigation & Maintenance we believe in caring for your lawn like we would our own. Paying special attention to the health of your lawn and plants. One of the services we recommend is De-thatching your lawn. This service is included in our special 4 Round program of liquid De-thatching and liquid aeration services. De-thatching assures the roots of your grass are getting the nutrients, water, and oxygen it needs to stimulate growth.
What is De-thatching a Lawn?
We get a lot of questions about what de-thatching is and why it is important. In very basic terms your lawn is made up of three layers, the green grass that you see, the thatch which is just above the soil, then the roots that are below the soil. The grass and roots are easy enough to understand, but the thatch is a build up of organic material that slowly composts. This thatch material is natural and healthy in moderation. But, when you have build up of 3/4 of an inch or more that thatch layer prevents air, water, and nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass.
De-thatching involves using a liquid product that is designed to remove the thatch from the lawn so it can naturally decompose and provide more nutrients for your lawn.
When Should You Have Your Lawn De-thatched?
If your lawn feels bouncy or spongy, having your lawn de-thatched is probably long overdue. Another good way is to try and stick your finger into the soil. If it is hard to penetrate through the grass than you probably need to have your lawn evaluated by a lawn de-thatching expert like our team at AZ Irrigation & Maintenance.
At AZ Irrigation & Maintenance we will provide a 4 Round program that involves liquid aeration and liquid de-thatching. With this program, de-thatching will be done once per year and liquid aeration 3 times a year. We typically recommend de-thatching services once the thatch level is somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch. If you have signed up for our lawn mowing or fertilization & weed control services, we will advise you when we recommend the service.
Benefits of Having Your Lawn De-thatched:
- Increase Oxygen Exchanges With Roots
- Improve Fertilization Uptake
- Improve Water Absorption
- Reduce Water Runoff
- Healthier Lawn
Think your lawn may need De-thatching? Give us a call and get a free quote or schedule your service today. We can be reached at 928.225.2224.