The Turf Rake is primarily designed to lift lateral growth, remove moss and dead material from the grass but it does a lot more than that. You can also use it for removal of broken blades of grass after football matches and for removing pitch footprints left by the players. It is proving to be one of our most popular cartridges and now has longer tines for better collection.
Thatch stops vital nutrients, water, oxygen and even fertiliser reaching the grassroots. Imagine spending a good fortune on fertiliser and it just sits on top of the thatch level then gets washed away by the next rainstorm.
Thatch can also be a haven for disease eg fusarium and red thread
We recommend that 1/4 of an inch of thatch is healthy- any more and you need to act. Thatch can have a major effect on high-performance surfaces for example bad thatch issues can effect ball in terms of smoothness/speed of the ball. Sport nowadays is all about speed. It can also affect the cleg reading which is ball bounce.