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What is thatch?

Thatch is a layer of organic debris that builds up between the grass and the soil. Thatch is not always seen as a problem for your lawn, and the right amount of thatch is actually seen as healthy for your lawn, aiding water absorption and protecting the grass blades from more extreme temperatures.

Excessive thatch on your lawn, however, is something you don’t want. It causes problems like:

  • Blocking moisture and nutrients from getting to the grassroots
  • Uneven surfaces, causing mowing problems
  • Compacted soil, leading to stunted grass growth

How can I spot thatch?

There are some easy ways of noticing excessive thatch on your lawn.

  • Look for dead patches on your lawn
  • Check if your lawn is feeling ‘spongey’ under foot
  • Water pools form after rainfall; this can indicate that the water is not draining effectively through the thatch
  • The lawn has become uneven in certain areas

How can I treat thatch?

Our moss and thatch control treatment is the best service available for controlling thatch levels. Each one of our lawn care experts is trained to carry out an effective control treatment using professional equipment. The machines we use are designed to remove the perfect amount of thatch from your lawn, clearing the amount that is causing your lawn problems whilst leaving enough to provide protection and benefit your lawn.

Alongside a moss and thatch control treatment, we advise keeping your lawn as clear from debris as possible.

Don’t worry about excess thatch! We can handle it.

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