search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 09-05-2011, 07:56 PM
lawntennis lawntennis is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tyrone, PA
Posts: 400
Seeding over dead sod

Guy had someone put in sod this spring. It looked great this spring but we had a very long hot dry period and it is dead now. He wants me to reseed the area. I am afraid there is too much dead turf to slit seed over. Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 10:59 PM
Fordsuvparts Fordsuvparts is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Morehead Ky
Posts: 519
Rough it up and seed the hell out of it and water, can't hurt anything. We do that all the time with sod when we see areas that are starting to die, we seed in the same type of grass very heavy and the new seed will usually take before the sod completely dies.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 12:09 AM
Dr.NewEarth Dr.NewEarth is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 1,405
I would wait for a cooler period later in the season to seed...
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 12:26 AM
dKoester's Avatar
dKoester dKoester is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chesapeake VA
Posts: 3,172
Slit seed it.
If we build our soils organic matter by 1-2%, we can sequester all the CO2 that has ever been created by man for the past 100 years.

Ray Archuleta

Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 09:53 PM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,526
Originally Posted by Dr.NewEarth View Post
I would wait for a cooler period later in the season to seed...
Wouldnt this be now?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 10:06 PM
tyler_mott85's Avatar
tyler_mott85 tyler_mott85 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 584
Seeding needs to be done in the next couple weeks around here so I imagine you're even on a tighter deadline.

Seed needs to make contact with soil and be wet thats all it needs to grow. Seed that sits on the top of thatch or dead grass laying over will not grow. I would check to see if the sod is actually rooted. If it died out before the roots took I would just roll it up and throw it away and seed on the old soil. If it is rooted scalp it with a push mower and just rough up whats left. I seeded my front yard last thursday I have sprinklers coming on every two hours for 10 minutes and its keeping it just about ideal moist and we've been in the mid 80s for highs. Good luck!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:51 PM.

Page generated in 0.07593 seconds with 10 queries