Why do I need to use a lawn dethatcher?
Thatch is made of up old grass clippings, dead roots, leaves and other small organic debris. It builds up in layers underneath your lawn, on top of the soil. Good lawn dethatchers will clear this layer away allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach the soil.
Take a small plug of your lawn from an inconspicuous area using a hand spade. If you see more than a half-inch of thatch, your lawn could really benefit from dethatching. Continue reading
As New Englanders prepared for winter storm Nemo, one company in Jeffersonville, Indiana was preparing to supply some of the snowplows needed to clear the streets. Brinly-Hardy Company, who manufactures the POWERtach™ hydraulic plow for John Deere, is keeping a close eye on the aftermath of the storm that dumped over 40 inches of snow on the northeastern United States. Continue reading
Dethatching your lawn the easy way
Lawn thatch is a layer of grass clippings, dead leaves, and other organic material that builds up underneath your lawn, just above the topsoil. A small amount is essential and protects the roots of the grass, but having too much prevents air, water and nutrients from reaching them. This also creates an environment that is conducive to disease and pests. Dethatching your lawn is crucial to its long-term health and beauty. Continue reading
Get rid of leaves and lawn debris without raking
Allowing fallen leaves and other lawn debris to lie on your lawn not only damages grass and impedes growth, but it also causes thatch to build up and can cause bare spots in your lawn. Continue reading
Even though it is just the beginning of August (and the country is still in the midst of a heat wave) it will be time to start thinking about tackling a not-so-glamorous yard project—RAKING LEAVES! If you have a lawn that is wooded or contains even a few trees, you probably have a firm plan or routine for cleaning up leaves. Whether it is raking them into small piles and picking up one leaf pile at a time, or using a leaf blower to corral the leaves into a large pile to be dragged off on a tarp, neither tactic is easy or efficient. Read on for more fall lawn care tips. Continue reading