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How-To Videos

Bluebird – How to De-Thatch Your Lawn

Over time, little bits and pieces of grass die and gather just above the soil. This is called thatch. De-thatching your lawn improves its overall health. When you de-thatch, you actually cut through the thatch with knife-like blades and then remove the debris. It is a combing like operation in which you comb out the debris. You can buy what’s called a thatching rake, which has knife like blades rather than normal tines. You vigorously rake the lawn to remove the thatch, but it’s hard work and practical only for small lawns. The more practical and effective method is to rent the Bluebird PR22 Power Rake from.

Ryan Turf – Core Aeration

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration.


Bluebird – How to Overseed Your Lawn

The weather, kids, and pets can be tough on lawns. Lack of water, too much heat, wear & tear, and other problems can make it look worn and thin. You can help reinvigorate your lawn by overseeding.