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Dethatching & Power Raking in Dighton, Rehoboth, & Swansea, MA

Remove excess thatch buildup from your lawn and soil with our dethatching and power raking services.

Dethatching and power raking for homes in Massachusetts cities such as Dighton, Swansea, and more.

Our dethatching and power raking services allow your lawn to breathe by removing thatch that accumulates during the year.

A Somerset, MA lawn with dethatching being performed.

By dethatching, or power raking, your lawn on an annual basis, you are able to remove thatch buildup that accumulates during the year. This buildup is harmful to your lawn for a few reasons.

We offer dethatching and power raking services to homes in Swansea, Rehoboth, Berkley, Berkley, Somerset, Seekonk, and nearby cities in Massachusetts.


What Exactly Is Thatch?

Thatch is a layer of dead grass blades, stems, and roots that forms on your lawn throughout the growing season. This layer ends up between your live grass and the soil when it is not removed properly. A tiny bit of thatch can be beneficial to your lawn because it is organic matter that breaks down and provides nutrients to the soil, but too much of it ends up blocking the soil.

If you allow a thick layer of thatch to sit on your lawn, over time, the grass will begin to grow in the thatch instead of the soil. This results in a very weak root structure and weak grass that is highly susceptible to lawn disease, insect infestation, and weed growth. Nutrients such as light and water will not be able to pass through to the roots or soil.


When Should Dethatching Be Performed?

Core aeration performed alongside dethatching at a Berkley, MA property.

It is generally recommended to perform dethatching along with core aeration, as these services are both highly beneficial to your lawn and soil. At Rescue Landscape & Services, LLC, we offer core aeration in both the spring and fall. Our lawn care experts can consult with you on the best time to aerate and dethatch your specific lawn, as different lawns have different needs.

The process of dethatching includes:

  • Outline any pipes or sprinklers in your irrigation system to ensure no parts are damaged
  • Using a power rake or a verticutter to remove the thatch
  • The process removes the thatch, similar to how a rake picks up leaves
  • After the process, we take the thatch and haul it away
  • If there are any bare areas, it is recommended to seed that area to encourage new growth
  • We can also apply a fertilization treatment after dethatching to strengthen the lawn
  • Keep your lawn watered frequently after the dethatching treatment

We recommend that lawns be dethatched on an annual basis in our area of Massachusetts. View our core aeration page for information and pricing on lawn core aeration services for your properties in Dighton, MA and surrounding communities.


If your lawn needs to be dethatched, hire our lawn care professionals to do it for you.

Dethatching can be a delicate process, so it is best to let lawn care professionals handle the task for you. We offer our expert dethatching services in both spring and fall. Dethatching is available to residential properties in Swansea, Berkley, Rehoboth, Dighton, Somerset, Seekonk, and nearby areas of Massachusetts. Call us today at (508) 272-2508 to schedule your dethatching visit or submit our online form and one of our staff will contact you shortly!

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