Thatch is a build-up of organic matter which forms a layer under the blades of grass but on top of the soil.
During the warmer seasons of Spring and Summer, the thatch is usually made up of runners, living and dead, as well as other organic matter such as leaves and lawn-clippings. In the cooler seasons, thatch is created from dead and dying organic matter.
Read on for why this can be a problem, and what to do about it.
The last thing us garden-proud, green thumb types want to find when out caring for our gardens, are leaves with yellow spots, stunted growth or curling leaves in plants that should be green and healthy!
Obviously, something is wrong but what? And how do you know how to fix it?!
The Why’s and How’s of Fertilising your garden in Perth.
Nature does an amazing job of self-nurturing and uses incredibly smart and well-honed systems to keep things green and growing. But our carefully designed home gardens tend to work outside nature with our desire to have them green year-round and use of plants which aren’t native to our location. So sometimes nature needs a little help to provide the nutrients needed to maintain a healthy garden (especially when all leaves and green wastes are removed on a regular basis to maintain a tidy garden)
One of the effective ways to do this is by using the right fertilisers as part of our regular gardening activities.