Dethatching, Over-seeding, and Mulching


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Video Transcript:

Welcome back, everybody, to the VLS Inc. Blog. What we’re going to talk about today is dethaching your lawn, over seeding the bare spots and mulching. And these are all things that going to prepare your lawn for the Fall. So, stick with us.

So dethatching is when you have a tough layer of grass and debris that needs to be lifted up. So as you see underneath the grass, in many of these places, there’s old, dead dry grass underneath, and it’s usually the crabgrass finishing up for the summer. Another good spot to show you is here. This is all stuff that has to come up. So this is something that dethatching does. And trust me, this is not something that you want to do yourself.

Here are some bare spots where there hasn’t been any seeds that grow. Now, this is usually due to low spots, which need to be backfilled or high traffic areas. And there’s always different types of grass seed to be able to fill in these spots. So now is the time to aerate and overseed your lawn.

Then we talk about mulch. Mulch comes in a variety of different styles, colors and materials. There’s rubber mulch there’s, of course, bark mulch, Cedar mulch. You would talk with your staff member about what you’d like, and we’ll put together, a consultation for you. But, mulch now, to protect the little roofs that are starting and get your beds ready for fall.

Of course, any of our seasoned staff members are trained to help walk you through a consultation and best determine what your needs are, both aesthetically and for the needs of your lawn. Talk to us about grass seed, much styles, even hardscaping.

Again. You can contact us at or you can call us at (703) 494-4857.

Thank you guys so much. And we’ll see you again next time.

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