Originally Posted by Smallaxe
Another aspect of composting for seed,,, is when you read of people, scalp-mowing, aerating, de-thatching, removing dead plant material, slit-seeding, and watering 2-3 times per day...
When you see LCOs doing ALL those things to every lawn they seed, then you can recognize that spreading compost over broadcasted seed becomes a lot cheaper...
The customer mows the lawn. The customer waters the lawn. The dethatching happens as you slit seed and in thirty years I have removed dead material from two lawns.
Again. I like the method and it is worthy and worthwhile but to say it's cheaper than slit seeding is just wrong.
Adding topsoil is time consuming, labor intensive and or equipment intensive. Not to mention the cost of the topsoil or compost.
To answer Ricks earlier question. Yes, an acre is 43560 sq ft. Unless you sell work at Tru Green.