Kelp4less Thatch Eater

KELP4LESS Thatch Eater (2-0-4) Lawn Care

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Written By: Mark Marino

a Massachusetts Core Applicator License holder and owner/operator of Lawn Phix,

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Kelp4less Thatch Eater

Application Rates: 1-2 ounces by weight or two-to-four (2-4) level Tablespoons per gallon per 1,000 sq. ft.

Application Intervals: Apply late spring and summer following Aeration + Yucca applications to help break down thatch and excessive organic matter. For best results, apply foliar in the early evening the night before irrigating. Water in with 1/4” of water. 

Application Type: This is a suitable alternative to N-EXT D-Thatch

Game Changer: 2-0-4 blend with the addition of enzyme powder.

This enzyme powder from kelp4less is derived from the Pepsin family of Enzymes. Working alongside molasses powder, this water soluble enzyme powder is extremely effective at breaking down organic matter. This can be used in the summer months or anytime throughout the growing season to help break down thatch and improve absorption of other nutrients.

2-0-4 Thatch Eater is also packed with 24% humic acid.

The other key ingredient is molasses powder. Molasses is a natural source of carbohydrates (sugars) and energy for your grass, and will help aid in the breakdown of thatch. 

This is an alternative to N-Ext D-Thatch.

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Author: Mark Marino
My name is Mark Marino, and I am the founder, owner, and operator of Lawn Phix. With a passion for lawn care and turf nutrition for over a decade, I've dedicated countless hours to correcting soil and perfecting lawns. Today, my expertise, backed by formal courses at UMass Extension Pesticide Education, allows me to offer top-tier lawn care services and advice. I am a fully licensed and insured lawn care applicator in Massachusetts, specializing in comprehensive turf nutrition, weed control, and lawn pest control. My license number is AL-0053865. Contact me at [email protected] or +1 (508) 500-8402.

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