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Old 09-25-2006, 03:24 PM
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core aerate or slit seed

I want to overseed but do not want to do both procedures. I'm not going to dethatch. Which method will produce better results?
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:58 PM
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Which process you choose is totally dependent on your lawn. If you just want to thicken up an already healthy lawn, aeration might be better. But if your lawn is really thin and bare, the seeder might do a better job. Without looking at a lawn or knowing more about it like the thatch you mentioned, I dont think any one can answer the question except yourself
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:17 PM
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why don't you want to do both? aerating and slitseeding is an awesome combination
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:48 PM
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Agreed, that would probably be the easiest way to get good results
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:53 PM
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Soil test ..Aeration, Slitseeding .
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:15 PM
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why don't you want to do both? aerating and slitseeding is an awesome combination

I'm with you Matt. You should do both if you want a good result.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:26 PM
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Soil test a def., can get one for like $8. If your still down to one or the other I would aerate, then over seed. You might not get the same results as if doing both but for not seeing the lawn. Thats the cheapest way to go.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:34 AM
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Soil test a def., can get one for like $8. If your still down to one or the other I would aerate, then over seed. You might not get the same results as if doing both but for not seeing the lawn. Thats the cheapest way to go.
Where do you get a soil test for $8?

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Old 10-09-2006, 12:13 AM
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Soil Test for $8, check you local farming store. Many will give you a bag and as long as you bring back a piece of earth in it. Around here they will test it for less than $8, or you can go to HomeCheapo and get one in the gardening section. Im pretty sure you can tell which will be more accurate.
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