View Full Version : JRCO rake vs Slit seeder

4 seasons lawn&land
07-07-2011, 10:05 PM
I need a way to overseed new lawn installs to thicken everything up after the initial planting, and wondering what the best way is to achieve soil contact. I assume slit seeding would do best but wondering if I might get away with scratching it up with a JRCO rake before spreading seed.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
07-07-2011, 10:24 PM
Sometimes you can get by with a power rake
Sometimes you need a Slit seeder
So all I can tell you buy both or just pick one

4 seasons lawn&land
07-12-2011, 11:10 PM
any other ways to do this?

White Gardens
07-16-2011, 10:18 AM
You can aerate and over-seed.

You just end up having to hit bare spots 2-3 times though.

With any over-seeding with a power rake or otherwise, I always over-seed the entire lawn first with a spreader to make sure I've got enough seed down when I'm done. But, that all depends on the lawn and how thin it is before seeding.