Should You Dethatch Your Lawn

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Should You Dethatch Your Bermuda Lawn

Doc explains why he does NOT dethatch the Bermuda lawn.  Bermuda and other grasses that grow via a system of RUNNERS should not be dethatched.  It can do extensive damage to the lawn that will take months to repair.  Cool season lawns such as fescue like to be dethatched.  However, Bermuda and Saint Augustine should not.  DON’T confused consumer grade dethatchers with pro model Verti-Cutters. (Read Below) 

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Why No Dethatching Bermuda?

We are talking about consumer grade dethatching machines.  Golf courses will often THIN OUT Bermuda fairways because the want fewer issues for the fall reseeding and they want a THINNER turf year round.  However, this is often done with specialty equipment including Verticutters.  They don’t use a “consumer type dethatcher” that simply PULLS up lower material with spring load tines.  VERTI CUTTING is NOT… like dethatching, even though it will remove some thatch.   If the Average home owner wants to thicken up their lawn, the proper care through nutrition and water will encourage this. 

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The Bermuda Lawn Guide

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Scarifier Doc Used

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Flower and Veggie Garden Compost Booster

DirtBooster helps you make super compost in only a few days. 

Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like.  It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid. 

PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer

This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season.  Warm season and cool season lawns. 

PGF Balance 10-10-10 

A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron. 

Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles

Spring Lawn Fertilizers

PGF Complete website to pick the right fertilizer. 

Killing Grubs in the Spring

Preventative products should be used in the late summer.  Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs. 

Super Juice Lawn Supplement and Bio-Stimulant

Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles

WARNING: Use only the 20:1 ratio bottles and do not pay more than $19 for TWO bottles.  When out of stock, others will charge up to $40 if out of stock. Simply wait until they come back in stock from Andersons. 

Microbe and Good Fungus Booster

Bermuda lawn care and caring for your gardens. 

Large Spreader Used – Top Pick for 2021

Probably one of the best VALUES for a large spreader with huge 13 inch wheels. 

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2 years ago

Wish I saw this 2 months ago!! De-thatched my bemuda backyard a few months ago and now it is ROUGH shape. It was a nice looking lawn but not anymore.Texas summer heat isn’t helping. Been fertilizing and super juicing hoping it comes back.

Thank you for all your insight and info!