Thatching

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mclark, May 22, 2006.

  1. mclark

    mclark LawnSite Member
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    I need some assistance with a lawn problem. The turf is fairway 4 and has been established 4 years. This spring it seems the grass is very dense so much so that I have some dead brown patches. I treated accordingly for the brown patches thinking that was the problem. A neighbor recommended de-thatching possibly to thin out the density of the turf. I never heard of this.
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    the brown spots are probably from all the rain we have had the past 2 weeks, I'm starting to see some dollar spot fungus in the lawns. I would recommend core aeration to relieve the thatch, detaching does more harm than good in most cases. give it a good balanced slow release fertilizer and mow high and it should recover on its own.
     

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