Thatch is the layer of living and dead stems, roots, stolons, and rhizomes between the green blades of grass and the soil surface. A thin layer of thatch (less than 1/2 inch thick) can be beneficial to the lawn because it helps to limit weed germination, reduce water evaporation, and protect from frost damage.
However, thick thatch layers can prevent water, air, and nutrients from penetrating the soil, causing reduced root growth and increased potential for drought stress. Thatch also creates favorable conditions for fungal growth and can harbor insect pests.
While your lawn needs a thin layer of thatching to stay healthy, too much thatch can cause problems. Luckily, here at RA Landscaping, we provide lawn dethatching services that keeps thatch at an optimal level.
Contact us today if you have any questions about lawn dethatching or any other landscaping and lawn care services. In addition to dethatching, we also offer hedge trimming, brush clearing, storm clean-up, and many other yard care services. Our team has the knowledge and experience needed to quickly inspect a yard and then get to work fixing any problems. Contact us if you live in Florissant or the surrounding area and you need help taking care of your lawn!