Verticutting Your Home Lawn
Verticutting is as exactly how it sounds - vertical cutting. Have you ever noticed flat-lying grasses on your lawn? These can smother any straight growing grasses from getting any light for photosynthesis. The cylinder from your lawnmower would normally miss these flat grasses as the roller would just flatten them. The verticut cartridge can help you lift these flat-lying grasses and trim them to the desired length. Thin and closely spaced blades effectively lift lateral growth and remove moss which helps encourage tillering and new growth. This cartridge is our second favourite cartridge here at Allett. The aims of verticutting your lawn:
- To prune the grasses to improve tillering and stolon formation- this increases turf density and thickens up your lawn.
- To control thatch. The verticut cartridge blades are designed to be used above the thatch layer to remove dead and dying grass plants that will ultimately contribute to the thatch layer
- To produce an upright grass prior to mowing to give a cleaner more consistent cut
- As a method of controlling weeds and weed grasses without using harmful chemicals- gives weeds a hard time
- Verticutting will also help remove annual meadow grass seed heads and promote finer grasses, such as bent and fescue