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Old 04-30-2011, 09:16 AM
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dethatching/overseeding

at the end of august or beginning of september I plan on having someone come do a dethatching to my lawn at the house I just bought and would overseed at the same time frame. Do I need to aerate after the dethatching before I seed and fertilize the lawn? The lawn is in bad shape as a old lady lived there before and didnt seem to have anyone taking care of it besides mowing.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:40 AM
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Yes I would definitly aerate before putting down seed and fertilizer.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:37 AM
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If all she did was mow, there isn't a likely reason for Aeration... Aeration is not for seedbed prep...

There are 3 reasons for Aeration and seedbed preparation is not one of them...
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:07 PM
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:44 PM
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ya I would like to hear those three reasons too!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:42 PM
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1) to get a lot of seed into 2" - 3" deep holes. The 1/4" depth rule ifor suckers...

2) so there are roots exposed to the hot summer sun if they haven't closed up yet.

3) because those gooseturd looking plugs,,, means money...
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:09 PM
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I am sure the manufacturers of slit seeders would disagree with #1.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:46 PM
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I am sure the manufacturers of slit seeders would disagree with #1.
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I think you're Right...
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