If your lawn has over ½ inch of thatch (the layer of dead leaves, roots and stems and other organic matter) it can cause problems because it interferes with air circulation, and hinders moisture and nutrients from getting down to the root/soil level. Too much thatch also encourages shallow root systems that are a breeding ground for damaging insects and disease causing pathogens. Lawns with too much thatch should be dethatched in the early spring to get the layer of thatch down to less than ½ of an inch. This service is best done after the snow melt and before spring green-up. For this reason we do dethatching on a first come, first served basis. Please do NOT prepay for this service.