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VO Landscape Design
02-17-2011, 12:22 AM
I am going to add Slit Seeding this year but have never done it. I maintain quite a few yards that could use this. What would be a good brand, walk behind style. Also tips would be appreciated about operation, wet, moist dry soil etc. fall, spring, summer.

VO Landscape Design
02-20-2011, 12:13 AM
just one bump in case anyone has some input

02-20-2011, 02:02 AM
My input, not worth much.
I am a huge advocate for slit seeding because I have had great results in the past. Reluctantly I don't no which way is up on good walk behinds because all I ever used was a land pride behind a jd on sportsfields. I like all but very hard conditions for slit seeding due to the slicers getting damaged. One other thing, though I'm told many don't, I do broadcast as well but I like it THICK fast. My 2 cents.

02-20-2011, 02:05 AM
Oh one more thing, I always go both directions.

02-20-2011, 05:09 PM
It's always best to use a rental in order to get the feel for new machinery whenever possible...
I too love simple broadcasting...

Wayne's Lawn Service
02-20-2011, 09:46 PM
We use the Lesco Renovators. They have produced well for us over the years.

As stated above, we always go in two directions as well. Helps eliminate the rowing effect and fills in much faster. If you do that, be sure to reduce your seed settings as well. More is not better!