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Old 05-20-2006, 08:59 AM
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Slice seeding- to mow before or not ?

I am going to be doing a slice-seeding job, actually overseeding with a slice-seeder, onto a lawn that is thin. Would it be ok to mow it just before slice-seeding? What are the pros and cons of mowing vs not mowing? My plans are to mow it, put down starter fertilizer, then slice-seed.Thanks for any advice.
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:00 AM
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i mow it before. the machine will tear up the existing grass less that way.
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:58 AM
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Mow it first if it needs it.
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:18 PM
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Mow, cause you dont want to blow anything from one area to another with the mower.
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:49 PM
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It's much easier if you mow before. You can cruise through and not have to stop or lift the machine a tiny bit to kick out weak clippings, thatch, etc.
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:33 PM
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Thanks for advice everyone, I will be mowing first ! Appreciate your help.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:28 AM
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Mow first and mow low..Hold off on the starter fert till about a week before germination or you will be feeding the existing grass giving it a jump on the new plants...Aerate the (*(^&% out of it first with at least 10 holes per sq ft. The holes make a great place for new plants...
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:14 PM
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Thanks Bob!
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