Power raking removes thatch, a tight mat of dead rhizomes, stems and roots, which builds up under the surface of a lawn. Some thatch is beneficial to lawns, but too much blocks water, air and nutrients from reaching the soil. If thatch gets thicker than 1/2 inch deep, the roots grow in the thatch instead of the soil.
Power raking is stressful to lawns so you should only do it when the thatch is thicker than 1/2 inch. You can’t see true thatch by examining the top of your lawn. To check for thatch, cut several plugs 2 to 3 inches deep and look for a spongy, reddish-brown mat between the green grass and the soil.
Deep power raking uses vertical tines on a revolving reel to remove thatch and can damage a lawn by removing much of the living turf. Core aeration removes slender plugs from a lawn to relieve compaction from foot traffic and typically causes less damage than power raking. Aeration helps improve the efficiency of irrigation and increases the penetration of soil-applied pesticides.
Key Benefits of the Service
Aeration is the process of using specialized equipment for piercing the soil or for completely removing the soil cores. Aeration can bring your lifeless lawn to a lush and healthy looking lawn.
Removes excess thatch of grass
Aeration helps with compacted soil due to traffic
Enhances the health of your lawn
Deep rake during early summer
Improves air penetration into your lawn turf