Old 04-26-2009, 10:38 AM
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Mowing an overseeded lawn?

Just how soon can I mow an overseeded lawn with my ZTR? Currently St. Augistine, will be overseeding with Black Beauty Fescue tonight. Thanks
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:45 PM
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Not too soon. If you have a Z with a high blade speed, the suction will pick those seeds up and shoot them all over the place, making easier birdfood. Anyway you can topdress your Fescue with some compost first? Better yet, are you going to use a slitseeder - may be a good idea for better seed to soil contact.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:27 PM
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I would agree with the compost topdress to keep seeds 'down'
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:34 AM
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The forsuthia has blossomed now , so I will mow low to pick up any new windblown debri and clean up the surface. Put down the seed and cover with compost. Give it water for 10 days and mow high if needed.

If the irrigation isn't ready it is usually no big deal this time of year. The soil, seed, and compost usually bond pretty good after a couple of rains.
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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