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Old 11-06-2013, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by americanlawn View Post
Midwest 2013 dormant seeding.

We have about 50 of these lined up. Plan to seed November 11 - 27.

1) Mow the areas short
2) Spread the seed (mostly turf-type tall fescue, but some KBG)
3) Then aerate the areas 3 - 6 times, depending.

I've never liked the holes in the lawns the following Spring from aerating this late in the season,,, but it seems more like tilling up the barren areas with that many passes... It would be easy to picture the difference with that much tilling in the "Before & After" pix that foreplease wanted... That would be fun for all of us to see and give us even better ideas of how to make it successful...

I do the Dormant Seeding in areas that I didn't have time or water to renovate earlier in the Season... The nice thing about Dormant Seeding is that the seed can be broadcast on the surface, then,, it will plant itself, establish excellent soil contact on its own, and germinate naturally in the Spring when conditions are right...
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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