Thick thatch creates
problem spots in a lawn
While surveying older problem lawns, we usually find a thick thatch
layer contributing to many of the lawn's problems. These thatch layers
often measure over one-inch in depth. While lawn aeration, liming and
dethatching will help prevent this sort of undesirable thatch layer from
developing, we've found these super-thick thatch layers should be
removed with a sod cutter. Starting a new lawn from bare soil completely
eliminates the existing thatch problem and allows for planting of all
new and improved turfgrass varieties.
The next spring after a Fall lawn
on a shady lawn
in Mt Lebanon, Pa.
Alternatives to major
For those clients who desire less costly measures, we can offer
suggestions for making more gradual improvements to your home lawn. But
whichever way you decide to go, it's very important to work with nature
while performing any successful lawn improvement program, and that means
either the Spring or Fall in Pennsylvania.
While desire seems to run
much higher for this sort of activity in the Spring, we still recommend
Fall as being the best season for success. September is the best lawn
improvement month in Pennsylvania.