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Old 05-22-2013, 11:40 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Originally Posted by TheOakGroveGardeners View Post
smallaxe is hitting the nail on the head - broadcasting seed after aeration is a waste of time and money.
How is it a waste of time and money?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOakGroveGardeners View Post
if you were to aerate, collect the cores, and topdress with screened compost, then you would have a great seedbed.
Problem is, the goal is to get the seed to root into the soil, not the compost. Compost makes a good seed covering, if applied at the required sowing depth for the seed used, in which case you want to be applying it after you broadcast. This also means no nail heads have been hit, no time or money wasted.

Further, IMO it is inappropriate to talk of "seedbeds" and over seeding an existing lawn. Harley rakes create seedbeds .... would you use a Harley rake to prepare an existing lawn for over seeding ...... hell no
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