Does your lawn need Thatch Buster?
While it might sound like something straight out of Ghostbusters, Thatch Buster is a little more serious lawn care for your yard’s overall health.
What is thatch?
Thatch is the collection of all the dead and decomposing grass roots, stems, and such between the surface of the soil and the green grass you see on your lawn. Thatch starts to accumulate when your turf grows faster than the process of breaking down the old growth.
Thatch is actually quite normal and acceptable when it’s less than 1/2 an inch thick. Excess thatch can be caused by too much fertilization and both little or overly frequent watering. When your lawn has too much thatch, water and fertilizer cannot effectively reach the root zone to provide for protective growth, ultimately creating ideal conditions for disease organisms to thrive in your turf.
Does aeration help with excessive thatch?
Aeration does help “treat” excessive thatch problems, especially when the aeration is deep enough to penetrate the thick thatch and provide your grass’s roots access to the nutrients they need. Many times, though, your lawn needs a little additional help in minimizing thatch thickness!
How Thatch Buster aides in lawn aeration
At Paradise Lawns, we’ve found that incorporating Thatch Buster into the aeration process helps your lawn accelerate the decomposition of cellulose, which is the main component of thatch. You could consider Thatch Buster like a dose of naturally occurring enzymes that are found in nature, making them friendly for your family and pets. Thatch Buster’s enzymes “bust” the cellulose and convert them to nutrients your lawn needs to stay healthy.