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Maybe you’re wondering “what does a lawn dethatcher do, anyhow.”
A lawn dethatcher addresses the issue of excessive thatch. Thatch is the layer of both living and dead plant stems, roots, and other parts that form both between the soil level and the green grass blades.
This is important because thatch that’s overly thick blocks the airflow and moisture to roots. Also, it can harbor fungal pathogens and pests, which is never a good thing.
However, a good lawn dethatcher is a major purchase, and since the average homeowners aren’t as familiar with dethatchers as they are with lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc…it can be overwhelming to try to figure out which one to buy. We knew this was a huge need, so we decided to start this website.
A dethatcher is also known as a verticutter, or vertical mower. It uses a series of blades that are vertically oriented to cut through your lawn’s thatch layer. This effectively loosens the thatch and brings it to the surface of the lawn.
The good thing is that the blade penetration depth, and often the spaces between the blades, are adjustable. That way, the operator can accommodate specific lawn types.
If you don’t want to buy a dethatcher, that’s OK, too. You can actually rent one from some equipment rental centers and home improvement stores.
Most homeowners dethatch in mid- to late spring when the grass is growing actively and can quickly recover from the dethatching process.
If all of this seems a bit overwhelming, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here to help. Want us to review a specific dethatcher? Contact us and we’ll give it a go. We love hearing from our readers.
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Dale GalazEditor in Chief
Dale Galaz got his start in writing when he was still in high school and a cub reporter for his high school newspaper. He went on to earn a journalism degree and worked in a few small-town newspapers before coming on board Lawndethatcherguide.com, his dream job.
Because he loves working in his lawn, he’s always on top of what’s new in the world of lawn care and lawn equipment. The thing is, Dale wasn’t always a lawn care expert. He had to learn, just as many of our readers are having to learn: by reading up and trial and error.
When he’s not at work, Dale spends time experimenting with orchid varieties in his home greenhouse. It’s a passion that he shares with his wife, who has a degree in horticulture. Dale and Melinda have two children.
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Jaime ThorntonCommunications Manager
Jaime Thornton calls himself “country go to town.” He grew up in the wheat fields in Minnesota and relocated for college.
After studying agriculture, he worked in home and garden retail at the management level. It was then that he developed a passion for lawn care equipment. He quickly realized that the average homeowner was much like himself, spending a lot of time trying to compare and seek out reviews to see which piece of equipment would be best.
After a few years in retail, Jaime joined our team. He enjoys communicating with customers and manufacturers, seeking out all of the best resources.
Jaime enjoys vegetable gardening and food preserving, a passion he shares with his mom when they get together to can up bumper crops of tomatoes.
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Vincent Lausch Social Media Manager
When Vincent Lausch first came to Lawndethatcherguide.com, he was green when it came to lawn care and lawn equipment. However, he put himself through a crash course beginning on day one, picking the brains of Dale, Jaime, and our staff writers.
Before long, he was an honorary expert, and he loves handling all of the social media accounts for our company.
Vincent received a degree in communications and business before working for a telecom company. He says it was a “soul-crushing job” and was delighted to have the chance to work for a fun company like ours.
In his free time, Vincent doesn’t garden, although he does have a trio of succulents that keep his cats company while he’s out hiking and dancing on the weekends.