View Full Version : Areaeate and de-thatch. Which first?

We do 4 U
10-21-2002, 10:55 PM
I have a customer that had his lawn killed with round-up and now wants me to de-thatch, areaeate, fert., and seed. I have told him itmay already be to late but seeing as his grass is dead, he dosen't have much of a choice.
My question is which should I do first de-thatch or areaeate?
By the way he had a soil sample done and told me every thing is good in that department. I am also going to let him know that I will do every thing or nothing next year, his choice.

10-21-2002, 11:44 PM
back drag the yard with a bobcat, then aerate, slit-seed the yard, and mulch it-pennmulch or straw.

10-22-2002, 12:37 AM
depending on how much the aerator churns up the ground, dethacthing may not be required. 65hoss did one the other day that looked tilled after all was done.

10-22-2002, 01:04 AM
I woul just fertilize and slit seed it and see what happens.

10-24-2002, 06:13 PM
ah man just plug it heavey like really heavy witha camdrivenplugger no de attching all that dead grass it will be good for the lawn