LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT
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4 hours: $56.00
- How Thatcher works
- A healthy lawn requires adequate water, an exchange of oxygen and nutrients and a level of microbial activity in its soil. A thatch layer (an accumulation of roots, crowns and grass clippings which creates a dense mat of vegetation at the soil level) acts as an insulator, keeping soil temperatures low and helping to retain moisture. However, when thatch build-up exceeds 1/2 inch, it can prevent the exchange of water and vital nutrients from the atmosphere to the soil, decreasing the turf's ability to thrive and fight disease and dehydration. Dethatching, also known as combing or power raking is a process that removes unwanted thatch. It's recommended to dethatch in early spring or late fall to allow the lawn a better chance of recovery after combing. It is also important to insure that the blades of your comber are not set too deeply.
- - Thatch is a dense mat of roots, stems and grass clippings that accumulates between the soil and growing blades of grass.
- - (Combing with flail blades, delta reel blades or spring tines will effectively remove thatch build-up.
- - With thatch removed, air, water, nutrients, herbicides and pesticides can do their job. Turf becomes healthier and more resistant to insect damage and disease.
- - Dethatching at regular intervals promotes denser growth and ensures you'll have a vibrant lawn.
- 130 lbs
* Prices are subject to change. Tax and other fees are not shown in this price estimate. Not all equipment is available at every store - please call to check availability.
* Please call us with any questions on our thatcher lawn rentals in Seattle WA, including Lake City, Greenlake, and Shoreline WA.