What to Do for Problems With a Thick Fescue Lawn

Fescue lawns that are too thick and have a "squishy" feel require dethatching. Thatch is a layer of organic material both live and dead, building up between the soil and the live vegetation, and blocking out water and air. Gardeners should use a dethatching machine or vertical mower to alleviate the problem in September.

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Joyce Starr is a freelance writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawncare, gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.