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Over time, pieces of grass die and gather just above the soil. This is called thatch. It's organic material that is broken down by microbes in the soil. Sometimes, thatch builds up too fast for natural processes to break it down. It forms a barrier, keeping moisture and air from going where your grass needs it. A half-inch or more of thatch can weaken your lawn. You have 2 ways to remove it: dethatching and aerating. water to reach the roots. If you have high-traffic areas and heavy thatch, you might want to Dethatching aerate every year or 2. If your lawn looks great, As you pull up through the grass with a you can cut back to every 2-3 years. Aeration convex rake, it lifts up and moves the thatch. allows for the soil to absorb fertilizations and Chances are, you'd prefer a power rake, which other treatments without allowing run off and can be rented at some hardware stores or waste of the treatment. equipment rental centers. It combs your grass and kicks out a large amount of debris, which Overseeding you'll have to rake off afterwards. The weather, kids, and pets can be tough

on lawns. Lack of water, too much heat, wear Aerating & tear, and other problems can make it look An aerator pulls plugs out of your soil. This worn and thin. You can help reinvigorate your helps loosen compacted soil and allows air and lawn by overseeding. After several years, mature plants begin to slow down their reproduction rate. Since a blade of grass lives only an average of 45 to 60 days, production of new tillers must continually outpace the dieback of older leaves. The practice of overseeding lawns is the easiest way of keeping grass young. Residential • Commercial Restaurants • Marine Advanced Lawn Specialties is Veteran REPAIRS • SUPPLIES owned and operated and is a full-service lawn FOAM & FABRIC care company serving residential and commerCALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE cial accounts since 2006. Call us today 570484 S. Mountain Blvd, Mountaintop 926-0185 to schedule your complimentary estimate and let us help you create the lawn of your dreams!

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