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Lasko's Lawn Service
09-15-2008, 09:41 AM
Starting to provide aeration, overseeding, and fertilizer as an add-on....here's what I've researched from you guys on process:

1. Cut the grass short.
2. Aerate with plug aerator (the more the better)
3. Leave plugs lay.
4. Over seed with a seed mix.
5. Fertilize with a high nitrogen slow release (doing this in the fall...recommendations on fert would be highly appreciated)
6. Roll the lawn to increase soil to seed contact....
7. Pray for rain.
8. Don't cut until new seedlings are at least 3 inches high and only then with very sharp blades.

I"m really eager to learn all I can about this so your critiques/recommendations/suggestions would be really appreciated.


09-15-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm picking up a rental core aerator today to do a few lawns. I plan on doing what you have listed minus the rolling. I'm going to use a starter fert with no weed killer as I don't have a license for weed control chemical's.

Buddy Buds
09-15-2008, 05:51 PM
I use Fertilome products all the time and have had good results.

09-15-2008, 06:07 PM
Do some reading in the lawn renovation forums. Plug aerating and seeding may not be your best bet compared to slit seeding.

09-15-2008, 08:00 PM
Make sure you check your prices on starter fert, went up to $48 a bag at Lesco.

09-15-2008, 08:16 PM
If you are going to overseed I would vertislice NOT aerate.

david shumaker
09-15-2008, 09:49 PM
I use starter fertilizer. I don't use weed killer when overseading.