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Old 05-22-2013, 07:11 AM
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Verticutting AFTER aeration will certainly workup the surface well for overseeding,,, but still doesn't require the aeration for any purpose, other than putting cores on top of the lawn for additional material... we should look at it as killing living grass plugs for use as seed cover...

Some of the dry sloping areas of the forest lawns in deeper shade do still have the plugs of grass(like doll hair) dotting the groundfrom years past... from that observation I would concede that in extreme areas like these barren slopes that plugging may produce clumps of grass where nonewould otherwise grow...
but,,, the rest of the forest lawns have filled in uniformly where the seed was broadcast over the ground,,, just before the first permanent snow storm last Dec... so WHY plug???(for seed???)
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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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