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my lawn has got thatch, does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I can't think of anything else except that it is spoiling the look of the grass



Not sure what you mean by 'thatch' are you not removing the grass clippings?

15 Aug, 2009


My lawn gets a lot of thatch even though i remove all the clippings. I get rid of mine by scarifying with an electric lawn rake which removes moss as well as the dead grass. You could also use a hand grass rake if you have a small lawn and plenty of muscle! I'm not sure when is the 'corrrect' time to do this, I did mine a couple of months ago but I think late spring is better. A lawn feed after raking encourages the grass to thicken which helps reduce the problem.

15 Aug, 2009


Thatch is just dead grass, scarify it in the autumn. Then spike with a garden fork pushing it in and wriggle the fork out, about a foot apart. Then bush in sharp sand.

15 Aug, 2009

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