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Old 11-07-2013, 05:12 PM
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It's not that overseeding can't be done. Golf courses and ball fields do it all the time, especially just north of us. But it's a pain in the butt to deal with.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:59 PM
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I alaways firured it the rye was kept cut real low, it wouldn't affect the summer grass, and when it died off the roots would break down and improve as well as areate the soil.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:07 PM
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I didn't want to rain on your parade and advise against the rye but I'm glad to here you decided not to do it. As far as aerate and verticut I dont think your doing any permanent damage, it's just going to take longer to bounce back in cool weather. But if there's serious thatch and compaction problem I would do it too. Grass is still growing its not like you have fear of a frost.
OK, was thinking grass was going into dormancy. Wasn't thinking of where you were.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:14 PM
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I alaways firured it the rye was kept cut real low, it wouldn't affect the summer grass, and when it died off the roots would break down and improve as well as areate the soil.
Not really and not in my personal experience. If your overseeing it's usually because the permanent grass is dormant. When it's coming out of dormancy it doesn't want to compete for sun, water, fertilizer and the transition isn't smooth. Like I said over seeding is done a lot on dormant turf, I just recommend selectively killing the temporary grass with chemicals for a smoother transition. Then yes I suppose it would break down and help the soil. Of course this is just my opinion.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:31 PM
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I think you'll be fine. The bad spots I was fixing on my new Zoysia yards are continuing to fill in. It's still plenty warm here. I'm feeling a warm winter coming.
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If your in Florida, please see verticutting.blogspot.com
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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If your in Florida, please see verticutting.blogspot.com
Two pieces of advice. Spellcheck for starters. Secondly post pictures of verticutting southern grasses. Is Verticutting the actual name of your company?
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