Get rid of thatch forever! Thatch buildup is the symptom of a serious problem, not the cause of it (the cause is over-fertilization, too much water and shallow roots). Instead of dethatching, solve the underlying problem by cutting way back on nitrogen fertilizer. Next, rent a core aerator and run it across your lawn. Then apply a product such as Natural Guard Soil Activator. The soil activator literally composts the existing thatch and turns it into useful nutrients for your lawn.
The number one enemy of healthy lawns is compacted soil. Air gets compressed out of the top layer of soil by children's play, heavy rains, foot traffic, parked cars, mowing and construction equipment. It is vital that the soil be opened up so air can enter it. Core aeration can remedy soil compaction issues.
Aeration System. Let Clearwater Irrigation open up your soil and help control thatch with power core aeration. We'll create thousands of growth pockets to catch water, air and fertilizer, helping to increase rooting.