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Old 05-21-2011, 10:47 AM
tcjim tcjim is offline
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Location: Annandale, NJ
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Agressiveness of your program

I think it is important to clarify field useage when planning a renovation. the more time you can give the field before use resumes, the more aggressive and ultimately the more successful your renovation will be. The plan I have laid out depends on the field being laid up for at least the spring season. If the teams plan on using the field in the short term, I wouldn't go to the expense of slice seeding. I would just aerate (2"centers, 1"-2" depth), overseed (2 or 3 lbs. per thousand square feet), lime and fertilize as needed. the seed would more than likely only germinate in the aeration holes. The holes serve to protect the seedlings from foot traffic. You would then be functioning under the assumption that they can't kill it all and the field would ultimately be better after the renovation than before. Too much cultivation of the soil will be detrimental to the safety of the players and durability of the field
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