Dethatching and Aeration

Dethatching (Power Raking)

Over time, little bits and pieces of grass die and gather just above the soil. This is called thatch. A little bit of thatch can be beneficial. It is organic material that is broken down by microbes in the soil. But sometimes, thatch builds up too fast for natural processes to break it down. It forms a barrier, keeping moisture and air from going into the soil - where your grass needs it most. With a special method of raking and removing thatch called Power Raking, we can ensure this layer is removed creating a better environment for your lawn to thrive.


An aerator pulls plugs out of your soil. This helps loosen compacted soil and allows air and water to reach the roots. Generally, the frequency of aeration is dictated by the amount of traffic on your lawn. In high traffic locations, the lawn will become compacted and annual aeration is recommended. The benefits of aeration include:

  • Reduced water runoff and optimized absorption

  • Deep root development

  • Improved soil structure

  • Increased air exchange between soil and atmosphere

  • Reduced soil compaction

Dethatching (Power Raking) from $75

Aerating from $65

Pro Tip: Generally, grass clippings will help nourish your lawn because the nutrients from the clippings break down and enhance the soil. However, depending how often you cut, there may be an excessive build up of thatch, which requires removal.