If you have a Fenced in Backyard
Gate must be at least 56" wide.
Dethatching is a lawn maintenance service that should
be performed at least every other year. Our Dethatcher allows
us to get to the root of your dead, dull grass leaving the
healthy, vibrant grass room to grow and expand ultimately
leaving you with that luscious green yard you’ve always wanted.
Benefits of Dethatching
Thatch, in your lawn, is no more than a layer of dead grass –
or plant material – that includes roots, grass and leaves,
which lay on the surface of the soil. While some may
consider it a “compost” material, it is actually a
decomposing plant material that can suffocate your lawn.
To ensure a healthy lawn after a long and cold Illinois winter,
it is important to expose the soil to warmth and sunlight.
The best way to do this is to dethatch your lawn.
Dethatching provides many benefits, including:
Healthy Root Growth in Your Grass
If you have a build up of thatch, healthy root growth is nearly
impossible. If the roots aren’t healthy, your grass will never
become full, green and thick. By dethatching, you are able
to help circulate air deep down into the roots, and providing
necessary carbon dioxide. Not only does this
stimulate existing roots, but also encourages new root growth.
Again, thatch is essentially a barrier between the soil and
anything healthy that needs to come in contact with it.
While moisture is necessary for proper lawn growth,
it can become a damaging factor when it’s unable to
penetrate the soil and make its way to the roots.
With a healthy lawn, the moisture remains on the surface
for a short time, eventually draining into the soil and to
the root system. If thatch is present, however, water
remains at the surface for a longer period of time,
and saturates the plant system. Dethatching will
ensure that water drains properly, while also nurturing your lawn.
We proudly serve the areas
around Machesney Park IL 61115 including
Loves Park IL 61111, Roscoe IL 61073, Southeast Rockton IL 61072,
and Southern South Beloit IL 61080