N-Ext D-Thatch™ focuses on composting thatch faster by encouraging microbial activity at the soil surface and increasing heat. This exothermic release by increased soil activity will break down thatch from the soil level up.
One quart covers up to 5,325 sq ft
D-Thatch reduces your need to mechanically aerate or dethatch
Great for soil health and root stimulation
Use when it’s hot outside - summer is great
Available in multiple sizes*
Product Description: D-Thatch is a maintenance product. This means that with regular applications yearly in summer, you can keep thatch buildup in the lawn to a minimum. It can also be used to help speed up the recovery of dead spots in the lawn from disease or insects. The secret to N-Ext D-Thatch™ is molasses. The sugars bring the microbes up to munch, and when the molasses runs out, they turn to the thatch as a secondary food source.
What is Thatch? Thatch is the layer of dead organic materials lying between your healthy turfgrass and soil/root system. It usually consists of stems, stolons, rhizomes, and roots that haven’t decomposed. When your thatch layer is manageable at around 1/2" thick or less, it is a nice place for microbes to hang out, which also helps this area to retain moisture. This also helps keep the soil cooler on the hottest of days.
Is D-Thatch As Good as Mechanical D-Thatching? No, it's not. Using those machines to literally rip out thatch is much more aggressive and immediate than using D-Thatch. D-Thatch is more of a maintenance-type product. If your thatch is ok or just getting out of hand, you can apply D-Thatch 3-4 times during the summer and it will, over time, melt the thatch down.
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Application Information: This can be applied with a backpack/pump sprayer. If you are using a quart hose-end sprayer, here is a video with instructions.
D-Thatch can applied at any time during the growing season on all grass types, including the following:
Cool Season Lawns -Kentucky Bluegrass, Turf Type Tall Fescue (all fescues), Ryegrass.
Warm Season Lawns -Bermuda, St Augustine, Zoysia, Centipede, Bahia.
5,325 sq ft at the low rate (6 oz/1,000 sq ft)
3,500 sq ft at the high rate (9 oz/1,000 sq ft)
Mix 6-9 oz per gallon of water in a backpack/pump sprayer and spray that evenly across 1,000 sq ft of lawn
Apply D-Thatch on the hottest days, and it will go to work to control a thatch problem. Will not burn your lawn. No need to water it in. Let it sit.
Apply during the growing season as needed
No need to water it in - let it sit up top
Do not apply if your lawn is saturated
Rinse excess off sidewalks and driveways to avoid staining