Difference between revisions of "Thatch"

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1. an intertwined layer of dead and living [[root]]s, [[stem]]s and blades of grass plants. It holds water, pesticides and fertilizer ([[fertilization]]) like a sponge, preventing them from reaching the [[root]]s.<br><br>
 
1. an intertwined layer of dead and living [[root]]s, [[stem]]s and blades of grass plants. It holds water, pesticides and fertilizer ([[fertilization]]) like a sponge, preventing them from reaching the [[root]]s.<br><br>
http://hflp.sdstate.edu/images/thatch%20excess.jpg<br><br>
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Thatch<br><br>
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http://hflp.sdstate.edu/images/turf%20with%20thatch2.jpg<br><br>
Source: http://hflp.sdstate.edu/<br><br>
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Example of thatch buildup in a turf sample.
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Source: http://hflp.sdstate.edu

Revision as of 19:54, 25 February 2006


1. an intertwined layer of dead and living roots, stems and blades of grass plants. It holds water, pesticides and fertilizer (fertilization) like a sponge, preventing them from reaching the roots.

turf%20with%20thatch2.jpg

Example of thatch buildup in a turf sample.

Source: http://hflp.sdstate.edu