Thatch is the layer of dead turfgrass lying between your healthy turfgrass and soil/root system. It usually consists of stems, stolons, rhizomes, and roots that haven’t decomposed.
Why is this bad? If it becomes too thick, the thatch layer blocks air, water, and nutrients from seeping down into the root system, which are needed to help your grass thrive.
Having this layer is also bad because it promotes diseases and insect infestations in your lawn. Reason being all those nutrients and water are just hanging out in the thatch layer which the microbes and insects treat as a buffet.
How does D-Thatch help this? D-Thatch is used for one thing and one thing only. To chew through that top layer of thatch and get good grass to soil contact.
We also want thatch to go back into the soil and turn into nutrients for the lawn. We don’t want to scrape it off and send it to the dump.
What’s great with the D-Thatch is that it accelerates the decomposition of those stems, stolons, rhizomes, and roots so they can go back down into your soil and become nutrients for the lawn.
N-Ext D-Thatch™ focuses on composting thatch faster by encouraging microbial activity at the soil surface and increasing heat. This exothermic release by increased soil activity will breakdown thatch from the soil level up. Thatch is quickly reduced and the organic matter is captured as a food source for your turf.
If you have a dog that kills spots in the lawn from urine, dead or brown spot areas that were diseased and now attempting to recover, or even grass clippings leftover on the lawn - you can use D-Thatch to eat through the dead grass and deliver those nutrients right back into the soil!
This video explains how to use D-Thatch in your lawn: