Dethatching Your Zoysia Lawn


posted on October 28th, 2010 by

Dethatching Your LawnDethatching is the mechanical removal of the layer of cuttings and stems that build up between green blades and soil in a lawn. This layer of material called “thatch” accumulates in your lawn when air, water, and light cannot reach the surface of the soil. In order to repair your lawn it is necessary to remove the thatch. After dethatching, your lawn will look bare briefly, but this will lead to new and healthy grass growth.

An alternative to the traditional dethatching method which can be exhausting is using Liquid Thatch Remover. This dethatching process takes only 4 minutes to spray the contents of the bottle over the lawn space, which is much easier and less work than the typical raking method. Liquid Thatch Remover turns thatch into a rich, organic fertilizer, and is environmentally friendly and involves o chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

This product treats up to 5,000 square feet and is used by spraying the product directly on the lawn space when the ground temperature is at least 45 degrees for best results. Use the product three times a year, and the need for power raking will be eliminated.

Benefits of Dethatching:

- Preserves actively growing grass.

- Allows nutrients and water to easily reach the soil and grass roots.

- Discourages insect and disease problems.

- Allows fertilizer applications to be more effective.

- Improves appearance and health of the lawn.

Read more about fertilizing, mowing, watering needs, and other lawn care tips for your Zoysia lawn.

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6 Responses to “Dethatching Your Zoysia Lawn”

  1. Winter Preparation | The Zoysia Farm Nurseries Blog Says:

    October 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    [...] fairly self-sufficient. Keeping your Zoysia strong during summer will let it go into winter strong. Dethatch to help water and nutrients reach the soil is fine at this time of year, even better done in the [...]

  2. Thomas Davy Says:

    April 29th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Can I just do 100% coverage with sod instead of using plugs?

  3. admin Says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Thomas – Yes you can do a 100% coverage of sod. The one problem might be your distance from our nursery. Call Lynn at 410-756-2311 for more information about buying sod.

  4. jack fedena Says:

    June 7th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    after the fall season,or maybe early spring, can you burn (actually set fire to the lawn) to get rid of the buildup of thatch?????

  5. admin Says:

    June 18th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Jack – Dethatching your lawn using fire can be risky. We recommend dethatching using our Organic Thatch Remover – It’s safe for your lawn, family and pets alike!

  6. Butch Moon Says:

    August 17th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have zoysia since 1988 -Charlottesville Va- Only that would grow in
    my yard-live in woods. My question is – I just bagging my clippings
    but you said you shouldn’t-you should leave them on the yard-I
    thought the clippings turn into the thatch- is that not right.

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