Many homeowners opt to take care of their own lawns for a number of reasons, including high costs, pickiness, and pride in their work. Lawn care may seem simple from the outside looking in, but there are a lot more nuances to the craft than may be apparent. For example, there are certain tasks that must be done if you want a beautifully green lawn each year, and the speaker in the video on this page knows many homeowners skip it every year.
This task is dethatching, which is pulling up the dead and dry grass from the roots of the living grass. It’s important as this layer of dead grass acts as a shield against the water and nutrients the grass needs to survive.
Unfortunately, this layer is choking out your existing grass.
Thankfully, there is a solution from lawn maintenance services and DIYers alike. A dethatching machine is often used by lawn maintenance services to pull this layer up and remove it. Often, a homeowner will buy a simplified version of this machine, and simply pull up the layer themselves.
However, as mentioned before, many homeowners are skipping this step, and are still confused why their grass is dying. If you want your grass to be green, start with a dethatch once per year and go from there.