Lawn Maintenance for your Property
in Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg,
Greencastle and surrounding areas
-Pruning and trimming
-Lawn fertilization programs
-Weed and pest control
Controlling thatch is one of the most important - and most overlooked - parts of lawn care. Thatch is simply the layer of dead grass, roots, and debris that accumulates between the soil surface and the green grass blades above. Over time, it forms a thick mat, hindering water and air from reaching the soil and providing an environment that can encourage pests and diseases. Dethatching can help prevent these problems.
Dethatching, almost every lawn needs dethatching about once a year, or whenever the thatch reaches a thickness of about 1/2 inch. To check, just work your fingers into the grass and note the depth of the thatch layer. Dethatch cool-season grasses in fall, warm-season types in early spring.
Aeration, a method of punching holes into the lawn to allow moisture, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate the soil, also helps break up thatch. Its primary goal is to loosen compacted soil; it's often needed for lawns grown in clay soils and those subject to heavy foot traffic. You can do the job more than once a year, if necessary. If you aerate once annually, do it in fall for cool-season grasses, in spring for warm-season sorts.
We offer Lawn Maintenance services in the Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Greencastle and surrounding areas.