Originally Posted by Smallaxe
Thatch is a symptom of an artificial practice, rather than being a naturally occuring phenomena in healthy turf.
Correct, but what's wrong with mechanically removing it and getting on with life.
I'd be interested in hearing your methods because I have a property I took over late last season and will be converting it to organic care. Heavy clay soil, irrigated and cared for by synthetic fert company. Pulled a soil sample, have not sent it in yet, will post pics of plugs. Has thatch and poor root penetration.