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Old 09-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Unless you know that the clients' lawns are a specific type, it is most likely a mixture... I always buy the local mixture for overseeding, because certain grasses do better in certain spots, than others...
I've already started applying fertilizer once the weather cooled down and I didn't bother with Phosphorus either... so getting the seed into the turf and germinating is job one... dethatching only makes that job more difficult...

Perhaps that is a useful reason for aerating at 1" depth... it punches through the living thatch and allows a seed bed for grass that won't bury the crowns 3" deep when the hole closes up...
It won't do much for rootzone compaction though...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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