Have you noticed thatch buildup occurring on your turf areas? If so, your turf is likely receiving restricted access to nutrients that it needs in order to grow and remain healthy. When thatch is present, verticutting the area is a great way to remove the thatch, improve lawn aeration, and provide your turf’s roots with greater access to nutrients that are required in order to survive.
Benefits of Verticutting
Verticutting your turf is backed by a number of benefits such as:
- Greater access to nutrients: Thick thatch buildup keeps your turf from accessing valuable nutrients that are needed in order to thrive. Verticutting areas with heavy thatch is the best way to eliminate thatch and help your turf access these valuable nutrients.
- Improved turf health: Many valuable nutrients are obtained through the soil of your turf. Thatch buildup essentially blocks these nutrients from ever reaching the roots of your soil. Over a period of time, this can impact the overall health of your turf.
- Water conservation: Seeing that your turf hasn’t grown or looked as healthy as it once did, you might have overwatered the area in an effort to restore its health. Eliminating thatch will help your turf’s roots access water easier, allowing you to water it less frequently than you otherwise were.
How to Know When You Should Verticut Your Turf
If you walk on a certain area of turf and it feels very spongy, it’s a sign that thatch might be present. To confirm this, you can take a spade and dig up a small chunk of your turf. Look at it from the side. If you see around an inch of thatch, it’s time to verticut your turf.
Verticutting your turf can help to eliminate a large amount of the thatch that has built up within your turf. This should typically be done during the spring and summer months, as that will allow your lawn to properly recover from the dethatching process. Contact Kenney Machinery today to learn more or to receive high-quality verticutting equipment.
Choose Kenney Machinery for Verticutting Solutions
Founded before the turn of the 20th century, Kenney Machinery has built relationships with some of the best manufacturers in the industry to ensure that our customers only receive the best products. We’re proud of the relationships we’ve formed throughout the years, both with our manufacturers and our customers.
We’d love to discuss your verticutting needs in detail with you to ensure that you’re receiving the best equipment for the job. Reach out to us today to learn more about how verticutting solutions can help your turf stay healthy and beautiful all year long.
Contact Kenney Machinery for Verticutting Solutions
From lawn care equipment to utility vehicles and beyond, Kenney Machinery has an expansive product line with equipment that is sure to meet your needs, whatever they may be. For more information about any of the products that we offer, or to determine if verticutting is right for your turf, get in touch with our company today. We’d love to help.