Dethatching - 207 Lawn Care


Dethatching by 207 Lawn Care Serving Southern Maine 40 Years!

207 Lawn Care Offering Dethatching to Biddeford, Saco, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Sanford, Lyman, Buxton, and Scarborough Maine.

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Certainly, Our dethatching service from 207 Lawn Care is a valuable choice for encouraging the growth of a healthy lawn. Additionally; thatch is the matted layer of dead and decaying grass, stems, and roots. Grass clippings which are 80% water and decompose quickly, do not contribute to thatch. Furthermore; light thatch is beneficial for lawns, it provides shade for roots and retains moisture. But; larger quantities of matted debris, however, need to be removed before problems occur.

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Dethatching From 207 Lawn Care Is Critical To Healthy Turf

If the dead matter is one-half inch or higher, it interferes with the nutritional needs of the grass. Furthermore; when a thatch layer is too thick, this will keep water and nutrients from reaching roots. And, should this occur, the grass will take on a yellow appearance. This change in color is due to the lack of elements such as nitrogen and iron. In fact; not only is this damaging to a lawn, but unhealthy grass encourages weed growth.

Excess of thatch also prevents new grass seeds from reaching the soil to germinate. Moreover; these signs are all indicative of excess dead matter, and this calls for dethatching.

Fast Efficient Removal Of Excess Debris

Vigorous hand raking of small lawns will remove thatch, but this is labor-intensive. However; larger turf areas require power rakes or dethatchers. The process has to be correctly timed to avoid damaging new grass plants. So; 207 Lawn Care is professionally equipped to handle dethatching of any size lawn. Our equipment is heavy-duty commercial grade, and it is efficient.


One way to prevent thatch buildup is to aerate. This process removes small plugs of turf from the soil. In addition; we at 207 Lawn Care believe it’s good practice to do both. This process would provide optimum grass and landscape care. However; if the choice was to Aerate or dethatch, we would recommend dethatching. The reason being is that this service covers more ground and removes the debris. 

Additionally; beneficial insects are also of help when added to a yard. Specific earthworms, for example, help to consume thatch, then release nutrients called castings to benefit the soil. Clearly; keeping excess thatch at bay allows the proper nutrients, water, and seeds to reach the soil. Being proactive in maintaining a lawn and landscape pays dividends in the long run. Furthermore; Dethatching areas with thin grass and applying beneficial insects are instrumental in lawn building. Additionally; these services also assist in filling in areas of the lawn that may be weak and struggling.

General Observations 

Thatch is a natural result of lawn care; it is a typical element. But it may go largely unnoticed until it creates a problem through excess buildup. Moreover; dethatching is typically warranted when your lawn turns yellow or looks unhealthy.

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 (207) 499-2617  or  (207) 205-7469

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