When it comes to managing thatch in Peachtree City, Georgia, proper lawn care and maintenance is key!  A thin layer of thatch is healthy and normal, however if thatch builds up to more than ¼ inch thick it can be detrimental to your turf stand.  Too much thatch becomes a tangled mat keeping vital nutrients such as water, light, and air from reaching the grass roots.  A heavy thatch layer also creates an uneven or patchy lawn which leads to inconsistent mowing and even scalping.  To prevent thatch build up, maintain your lawn at its recommended height by mowing at regular intervals and irrigating deeply to encourage deep root growth.  Core aeration is also an important preventative measure to be taken as it physically removes thatch from the lawn as well as enabling sunlight, water, air and nutrients to pass through into the root zone.