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Old 04-18-2011, 06:33 PM
dschribs dschribs is offline
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Location: Zone 5 - Connecticut
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Renovation. Which approach would you take??

Need some help from the pros.....

I'm more a less a novice when it comes to lawn care but I do try to mow as high as I can and stick to a regular fertilzer schedule.

Last fall, I "attempted" to overseed my front lawn with a slit seeder. The slit seeder brought up TONS of thatch - which I didn't know I was supposed to remove. So - basically - I got ZERO germination from all the work I did in the fall.

So, I'd like to try again. I do know that Spring isn't the best time to do this type of operation but I'd like to at least give it a go. I'm not looking for miracles; I just want to do what I can to help it look better.

So, having said that, what do you guys think would be the best way to renovate this area?

Should I:

- Mow the grass down short, slit seed and apply starter fertilzer. I can rent a slit seeder from my local rental place.

- Aerate, overseed with a spreader then apply starter fert. If I aerate, what do I do with the plugs? Just let them sit on the lawn?

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