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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joshuea, Dec 3, 2004.
What is thatching and dethatching, and how do I go about doing it? Also, what is the benefit?
De-thacthing is removing the buildup of dead plant material (thatch) at the soil line.
Thatching is just the misuse of a word.
Use search function. There was a really good thread explaining thatch with pictures and so forth. Thatch should be confused with just regular clippings and stems left behind after cutting , it's actaully a layer of material that suffocates lawns.
De-thatching is a good thing to do. We made a lot of extra $$ off it in the spring.
Best answer I've ever seen on this board: "The purpose of dethatching a lawn is to get the customer to part with their money." - Lazer's Jan, 2000 post.
Try this thread if you want to learn about thatch.
Garden we do each fall removing dead material etc, only problem is have to rake it up afterwards, there are bagging scarifier machines but have not got round to buying one yet.
Ditto. No professional in the lawn service industry should ever use the word "thatching" when they mean dethatching. (not directed at anyone in particular)