Originally Posted by replenish&subdue
I realize its microbes that break down thatch but I have a new yard that is quite thick and wanted to know if there is a product that will help.
It is not a matter of watering too much and I wouldn't say the soil is that terribly poor. The type of turf,Emerald zoysia, tends to have that problem. As for compost tea, I could but it is now down right hot (95 +) and thought to use compost or tea have its multiplying effect better in spring.
this time of year is peak for microbes, since zoysia has little issues with fungal disease hit the lawn with molasses, 1 ounce per gallon, water it in a bit so it is not left on the leaf but down in the thatch
for other types of grass, fungal disease is beginning, applying molasses would also feed any disease that was on the property