Using a dethatcher is an important way to help protect your lawn. When you use one on a regular basis, it prevents you from getting a serious build up of thatch. When you have thatch, it is easier to have other problems with your lawn like insects and lawn disease.
The reason why lawn disease can develop in lawns that have a lot of thatch, is because most of the time lawn disease is a type of fungus. In order for fungus to grow, it has to grow on dead wet material first. The thatch in your lawn is dead and it is normally wet as well. This makes a really good incubator for most types of lawn fungus. Once the fungus starts growing on the dead material, it can also transfer over and grow on the material that is alive. By thatching on a regular basis, you remove the dead material from your lawn, and you can also prevent fungus from developing him from spreading quickly.
It addition, when you use a dethatching machine, you can also help to prevent grubs. Thatch makes a perfect barrier for grubs and protects them from natural predators like birds. When you don't have gotten your lawn, makes it much easier for these grubs to be eaten. In addition, the thatch also helps to insulate them during the colder winter months. By getting rid of the grubs, you also enable your lawn to grow up a lot thicker and healthier. Once your grass is healthy and you have a thick turf, your lawn will be a lot more resistible to the effects of grubs and lawn disease.?? Usually, we recommend that you use a lawn dethatcher at least once every 4 to 10 years. How often you will need to get your lawn done, will depend a lot on the type of grass that you have in your yard.