Heavy thatch

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What are some common lawn problems?

Heavy thatch

If the thatch layer builds up to a certain level, it tends to compress and become 'hydrophobic,' meaning it blocks water movement. It can also prevent the ability of fertilizers and pesticides from reaching the intended targets. Generally speaking, a thatch layer greater than 1/4 inch can cause enough problems to warrant removal.



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