Thatch is a loose tangle of material that develops between the green vegetation of your grass, and the soil.
Thatch can be made up of organic materials e.g. dead grass, leaves, roots, stems and other composites that have yet to break down naturally.
When you ‘thatch your lawn,’ you remove the deposits of dead material that prevent roots from receiving oxygen, water, and food. Too much thatch in your lawn can also become a breading ground for diseases and insects.
Below is a video we found that does a pretty decent job showing you a layer of thatch.
All lawns maintained by D’Agosto Landscaping are thatched in the early the spring, so make sure to take advantage of our spring discounts!