Thatch is a tightly intermingled layer of living and dead stems, leaves and roots which accumulates between the layer of actively-growing grass and the soil underneath.
Excessive thatch creates a barrier that prevents the movement of water, air and fertilizers into the soil; thus, Power-rake is sometimes necessary for some lawn suffering from thick layer of thatch (more than 1/2 inch).
However, Power-raking should NOT be done on regular basis for the following reasons.
Instead of using power-rake service annually or bi-annually, it's always better to prevent building excessive thatch by
Another common mistake is power-raking immediately after core-aerating. This practice will break the plugs and backfill the holes with the same soil. Consequently, the benefits of core-aeration is greatly reduced.
Every year, Green Minded Lawn Care helps a lot of homeowners to improve their lawns. If you are looking for the power-rake service, please visit our service page for more information. Our reasonable rate starts as low as $109 including clean-ups.