Hello everybody Cory here, today we would like to talk about a lawn dethatcher. Talk about the definition of the thatching give me some tips on detaching what type of machines we can use for lawn dethatching and a bunch other useful information.
First off want to talk what is the deaf answering machine. A lawn dethatcher is the machine that helps remove the thatch from your existing lawn. Thatch is a layer of organic matter that builds up along the surface of the soil.
A thin layer of thatch is beneficial to your grass. It will tends to keep in moisture in the ground, so your roots of your lawn did not dry out quite as quick. On the other side, too much of it can be a problem and cause disease and insect issues in your lawn.
The process of dethatching is removing some of this excess thatch so it allows your air and the fertilizer you put on to penetrate into the soil to benefit your lawn. Now the process of the thatching is not hard while using a machine.
Most of the lawn dethatchers you can rent at a rental store or even at Home Depot rental. It is similar to running a push lawn mower. Some of the dethatchers come with bagger attachment, to make cleanup easier. My experience these machines do not pick up any of the dead thatch that you're pulling out.
I would just rent the regular lawn dethatcher and plan on raking your lawn when you're done.
The Dethatcher does a pretty good job of pulling up the dead organic material in your lawn. But as I said before you have to get that material up and haul off, otherwise the thatch will wash right back down and you'll have excessive thatch again.
Different types of lawn can tolerate certain thicknesses of thatch. Most lawn dethatcher the are adjustable. It's always a good idea to start high first you can always lower it as you go along. You'll notice on the thatcher it's tearing up not only the thatch, but some new grass comes out too.
If you feel it's pulling up to much good grass, raise the machine. That should help eliminate tearing up some of the desirable grass.
So it's a good idea after you're done the thatching to fertilize and water it in to help speed up the recovery. Don't get me wrong the thatching is good for your grass however it will make a mess.
I would not recommend the thatching tines that you can attach to the lawn mower blades. They tend not to work and can be dangerous . If don't feel like the thatching your lawn you can always hire a contractor to do it. Typically they charge around $100 for up to 8000 ft.². Remember the cost of the thatching is minimal compared to disease or insect problems on your lawn.
Dispatcher versus core aeration.
You can reduce the amount of thatching your lawn with a core aerator. However it will not remove a significant amount of that if that's what you're looking for. Sometimes A dethatching rake might be called a vertical rake or cutter. They're the same machine they just have different names.