Over time, dead grass and leaves build up on your lawn…this is called thatch. Leaving thatch in your yard for too long can prevent water and nutrients from getting into your soil and into the roots. Dethatching is essential to maintain a lush, healthy lawn. Thatch is the layer of built-up plant material between the green top growth and the roots of grass plants. Thatch develops naturally as lawn grasses grow and slough off roots, shoots and leaves. Some thatch helps protect the roots, but excessive thatch prevents moisture, oxygen and nutrients from penetrating the soil. If you can see a thick thatch build-up, it’s time to give us a call!