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Dethatching Hydroseed Layer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by rlmlandscape, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. rlmlandscape

    rlmlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    I just picked up a new account who had his yard hydroseeded in the fall. I usually use my dethatching rake on my lawns when doing spring cleanups. His yard however still has quite a thick layer of the mulch they use when hydroseeding throughout the lawn. The lawn also isn't very thick yet, so I was wondering should I leave the layer of hydroseed mulch there since it may have some seed left in it that has yet to germinate or should I use the thatch rake and take it up. Just didnt know if this could damage the lawn from getting thicker.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    The hydro-layer will eventually decay and become an important part of the soil's structure, if handled correctly...
  3. JCLM Canada

    JCLM Canada LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I would leave it alone as well, besides, thatch shouldn't be an issue on a just-established lawn.
  4. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Right on man.:cool2:

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