Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    MowerMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    249
    Location
    California
    Mower
    Honda

    Question Why not reduce lawn thatch during the summer ?

    OLD THREAD: https://www.lawnmowerforum.com/showthread.php/9990-

    The lawns have never been de-thatched. A gardener offered to de-thatch my lawns for $200, but refused to do it until the Fall. Why? "Because it will look bad for a few weeks". Huh?

    Anyone know a sound reason of what time of year to perform this?
    "I enjoy my instant-starting Honda HRR2167VKA mower"

  2.  

  3. #2
    BlazNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    6,078
    Location
    Missouri
    Mower
    RZ5424

    Re: Why not reduce lawn thatch during the summer ?

    It exposes the roots to the strong sun and destroys the grass.
    Chuck
    We Do Not Stop Playing When We Grow Old
    We Grow Old If We Stop Playing

  4. #3
    MowerMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    249
    Location
    California
    Mower
    Honda

    Re: Why not reduce lawn thatch during the summer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlazNT View Post
    It exposes the roots to the strong sun and destroys the grass.

    But other than that it's fine? (j/k)
    "I enjoy my instant-starting Honda HRR2167VKA mower"

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    7
    Location
    Texas
    Mower
    Honda

    Re: Why not reduce lawn thatch during the summer ?

    I did mine (was a new home owner) in the summer...once. My turf struggled for several weeks, had to water more frequently, got more weeds. Wait till fall or do in the early Spring would be my recommendation.

Similar Threads

  1. Thatch removal
    By LoCo86 in forum Commercial & Residential Lawn Mowing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-12-2013, 08:18 PM
  2. Thatch
    By LANDSCAPER34 in forum Lawn Care & Landscaping
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-20-2012, 08:49 AM
  3. Neccessary to reduce rpm/throttle?
    By platinumaa in forum Cub Cadet Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-05-2011, 09:23 PM
  4. Thatch Attachment
    By Mean Machine in forum Mower & Equipment Operation
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-30-2010, 05:57 PM
  5. When to De thatch? +mulching
    By Hitch_Itch in forum Lawn Care & Landscaping
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2010, 11:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •