Monday, January 24, 2011

What is thatch and how it affects your lawn...

"Thatch is not understood well for most homeowners. Some lawns have serious thatch problems while others do not. Thatch is a layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between the leaf surface of the lawn and the soil. Excessive thatch creates a favorable environment for pests and disease, an unfavorable growing environment for grass roots, and can interfere with some lawn care practices."
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If you want your lawn ornaments to look their best in your lawn you might want to take care of this issue if it is a concern for you.  For lawn ornaments such as garden statues and stepping stones, that are directly on the grass and flower beds, this is important to address as they direct attention to the grass.   

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