Lawn Thatch

Rejuvenate Your Turf Get the Thatch Out!


The Problem:
If your lawn deteriorates to the extent that routine cultural practice, such as mowing, fertilizing and watering, do not give the desired response it is probably time to dethatch. By dethatching, it is possible to renew your lawn without going to the trouble and great expense of completely rebuilding it.

Removing the dead undecomposed organic matter from your lawn allows water, light and air to reach the roots of your grass.
Photo courtesy of BlueBird International

What is Thatch?
Excessive thatch build up is usually the biggest threat to a homeowner's lawn. Thatch is composed of intermingled layers of living and dead stems, leaves and roots between the green vegetation and the soil surface. Practically speaking, thatch is an organic material that does not decompose. A thin layer of thatch is normal, even healthy since it retains some moisture in the soil and increases wear tolerance. However, a thatch layer of ½ inch or more, prevents air, light, and water from reaching the turf's root zone. As thatch accumulates, there is a tendency for root growth to occur primarily in thatch layer rather than the soil. This results in a weakened, poorly rooted turf that is prone to stress injury. Thatch also makes an excellent breeding ground for harmful insects and disease organisms.

The Solution:
Dethatch the turf so that all the nutrients and water your grass needs can get down into the soil. It will make the grass lush, healthy, and beautiful.

How is it done?
Turf management expert Dominic G. Carlos, president of Four Seasons Lawn Aeration INC. has over twenty-five years solely specializing in the service of lawn aerating and dethatching.

We use professional power rakes to comb out the right amount of dead materials. Our machines have 52 revolving vertical blades that slice down through the grass and thatch evenly to the soil.

The thatch is raked off the turf manually and hauled away. After thatching, we aerate the turf and apply a concentrated fertilizer.

The Cost of Dethatching?
Depending on the thickness of thatch and turf type, the cost for our dethatching service ranges from $200 to $400 per 1000 square feet.  Here is the reason why.  Thatching is dirty, back breaking work. I have been told many times by industry professionals, "Thatching is the work gardeners do in hell for punishment". 

Save your back and the hassle by giving us a call for a free estimate.

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Our Machines

Superior Machines! Superior Service! Superior Results!

The pictures on this web site demonstrate how effectively Four Seasons Lawn Aeration, INC will pull the plugs on your lawn.
Since 1981 numerous homeowner associations, state and city parks, private and public schools, sport and industrial complexes, hotels and resorts, business parks and over 18,000 current residential homes have relied on Four Seasons Lawn Aeration INC. for their turf aeration service, because of our superior machines, service and results.

Four Seasons Lawn Aeration INC. uses only exclusive golf course type machinery. The aerating machines we use to service golf course putting greens are the same machines we utilize on residential lawns. It is a walk behind reciprocating aerator, that has more precision than the drum driven roll-type aerator, found in rental yards and used by most of my competitors.

Four Seasons Lawn Aeration doesn't miss any spots on your lawn.

Independent shafts averaging 1 to 3 inches in depth pull soil cores every 2 inches apart. We do not have to go east/west and north/south with the machines for a preferred service. We put holes in holes if we try overlapping. We have always been committed to doing the best work possible. When we saw the performance of the reciprocating cam driven machines we purchased several and never went back to the drum driven machines. 

My competition uses drum roller driven aerating machines. They will tell you there is no difference in the performance of our machines vs. theirs or worse yet that they use the same machine as we do.

The drum driven aerating machine rolls over the lawn relying on the weight of the machine to penetrate the turf. This machine will only put dents in hard soils and do absolutely nothing in thick thatchy lawns. Our machines punch the turf and extract soil cores. Independent coring arms strike the turf with so much force that we extract wooden cores when we hit shallow tree roots. The only way we can do a poor job coring is to miss a section of the turf entirely.

My competition advertises that their machines are safe on sprinklers and they are absolutely correct. Prior to 1991, we used the drum roller driven machines and never punctured a sprinkler pipe. It's pretty hard to puncture pipe when you average an inch in soil penetration.

Our equipment is not safe on sprinklers! Our technicians are safe on sprinklers, guaranteed! Four Seasons Lawn Aeration INC. will repair any damage to pipes or sprinkler heads caused by our service. Our trucks are outfitted with all the necessary irrigation supplies for repairs and we always check your system before and after the service.

You do not have to sit around all day waiting. Please go to work, run your errands or just get out and play. That's the beauty of our service!

About 90% of the customers we service daily are not at home. After the service we leave a bill/invoice, addressed envelope, and special instructions for best results. Please inspect the work well done. If by accident we missed a portion of the lawn or if you have any questions, please call us, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

If for any reason you must be home for the service, please inform our staff so we can schedule an approximate time that is convenient for you.

From small front yards to large golf courses we, at Four Seasons Lawn Aeration can handle any size job.

As always, our competent staff is ready to provide you with the personalized attention and service you expect from the most professional lawn aerating company in the county. So, when planning your next aerating and fertilizing service, call the experts, at Four Seasons Lawn Aeration INC. (619) 299-2956.

Remember, superior machines superior service, superior results! 

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AERATION 1

Lawn aeration is the process of mechanically removing soil plugs and small portions of thatch from the lawn. Lawn aeration relieves soil compaction and improves the ability of roots to grow deeper into the soil and expand. The mechanical removal of soil plugs is generally recognized as the best way to improve air and gas exchange, along with water and fertilizer intake.  Read More

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