Turfgrass is amazing. It thrives in a wide range of conditions, can handle a large volume of stormwater, and it stands up to foot traffic better than pretty much any other plant. Turfgrass also has ways of taking care of itself, one of which is creating thatch. A little thatch can be a good thing, helping to reduce water loss and protecting the roots from temperature swings. The problem is that it’s easy to go from just enough thatch to way too much. That’s when you need to contact Cardinal Lawn Care for lawn dethatching in Pevely.
If a little thatch is good, why is a lot bad?
That thin layer that helps keep your grass healthy can turn problematic when too much builds up. Heavy thatch creates a solid barrier that water can’t penetrate. If you’re on a weed control or fertilizer program, thatch can keep those important nutrients from reaching the soil where they’re needed. Still not convinced you need lawn dethatching in Pevely? In some of the worst cases we’ve seen, the grass begins to root into the thatch and not the soil. That creates a shallow-rooted lawn that turns brown at the drop of a hat and can’t handle any normal stresses.
Why would I have too much thatch?
Again, some thatch forms naturally, but there are some factors that cause it to build up too quickly.
- Overfertilizing, especially with too much nitrogen. Not sure if your lawn is getting the right nutrients in the right amounts? Don’t forget that Cardinal Lawn Care offers Pevely lawn care service programs tailored to your lawn.
- Compacted soil (did you know we offer lawn aeration?)
When you call us for lawn dethatching in Pevely and surrounding areas, we’ll mechanically remove all your excess thatch. We can also perform other services that will make your lawn exceptional, including lawn aeration and our full suite of lawn care services, including fertilizing and weed control. Contact us today to get your lawn looking its best!