NOTE: The Prices below are for average size
yards up to 10,000 Sq. ft.  
Larger yards, Free estimate is available.

Lawn thatching is an important trick of the trade
that Landscapers use. Since thatch builds
gradually beneath the grass surface, it is
understandable why most people overlook this
important task.

What is Thatch?

It is an interwoven layer of mostly dead roots, crowns, and
stems, located between the soil and the green lawn.

Why is Some Thatch Good?

Cushions the lawn from foot traffic.
Helps to conserve soil moisture.

Why is Too Much Thatch Bad?

Prevents water and nutrients from reaching the plant roots.

Absorbs pesticide/fungicide, preventing them from doing their

Reduces space available for new grass. When crowded by
thatch, new grass tends to grow rapidly as they seek light and
space, thus producing long, thin leaves with shallow roots.

Grass root systems can grow into the thatch rather than into
the soil.

Harbors diseases.

Aggravates insect problems. Thatch favors insects by hiding
them from their predators.

How do you Slow Thatch Buildup?

Use insecticides sparingly.

Use grass that forms less thatch, like perennial ryegrass or tall

Mow top 1/3 of grass at a time.

Water deeply, but infrequently.

What are the Indications that it's Needed

Greater than average incidence of disease and insect

Grass dries out and dies during hot, dry weather.

Cut a core sample—3 inches deep. Do it when thatch layer
reaches ¾ inch.

How is lawn thatching done?

Powered lawn thatcher  is a tool with blades that spin
vertically to pull excess thatch and debris from the lawn.

When is the Best Time?

Cool season lawns—early fall. Early spring is also ok
Warm season lawns—late spring to early summer because
grass is actively growing.

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Thatching & clean up - $200

Thatching & clean up + Over Seed - $300

Thatching & clean up + fertilizer - $255

Thatching & clean up + Over seed + fertilizer $355

Front Yard ONLY is available for 35% OFF
the above prices