De-Thatching Your Lawn
Spring is the time to rake the grass and de-thatch your lawn in Winnipeg.
De-Thatching: There are many benefits to thatching your lawn. Manitoba clay-based soil compacts and restricts root growth for lawns, plants and trees. Compacted soil prohibits rain/water, oxygen, vital nutrient, and sunlight absorption while increasing rain runoff and ideal conditions for “weeds” or unwanted more resilient plant growth.
Aeration is the act of loosening or opening the soil. Industrial aerators use the removal of “plugs” to create holes in the earth and leave the earth on the surface of the lawn, allowing nutrients to be reabsorbed with the help of irrigation or rainfall. Aeration can be alternatively performed by any action that creates holes or a loosening of the ground. Aeration is best done in the spring or fall seasons, and incorporating biological program of top dressing new fertile soil in the spring and or fall ensures a healthy green landscape.