We have some of the most beautiful lawns and landscaping of the South here in Georgia, but if your lawn isn’t properly cared for, you might start to notice thatch taking over your once-green and vibrant yard. Here at Alternative Environments in Villa Rica, Georgia, we specialize in keeping your yard free of thatch and other issues that can arise due to our exemplary growing climate.
What is Thatch?
Thatch is a layer of roots, debris, dead plant material, and weeds that collects between the roots and blades of your grass. If not prevented or properly removed, thatch can spread like crazy causing your yard to lose its luster and potentially even kill your grass.
Why is Thatch a Problem?
Thatch grows over healthy, green grass and can compromise the root system of your lawn. It won’t stop with your grass, either. If left untreated, thatch can take over concrete, pavers, and patios, making your nice walkways and outdoor sitting areas look overgrown and unappealing. Thatch also creates a perfect environment for pests like fire ants.
How Can You Deal with Thatch?
Because thatch is a system of roots, it can be difficult to get rid of completely on your own. You can pull it out but you risk pulling your lawn up with it only to have the thatch grow back a month later. The best way to reclaim your lawn from a thatch problem is to call a professional lawn care service. Our pros here at Alternative Environment can deal with the biggest thatch problems as well as invasive pest problems in your yard.
Give us a call today if you’re dealing with thatch in your yard and we’ll schedule a free estimate for your Villa Rica lawn!