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Old 07-27-2014, 04:59 PM
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Lawn renovation advice-personal lawn

So I'm planning a fairly involved renovation at my home in about a month. Seeing as I'll be performing all the labor, and own all the required machines, cost is no factor. The plus side to this is that I get to experiment with doing things I normally wouldn't due to customer budget restraints.

This is also the problem.....I'm going to be doing more work to my lawn all at the same time than I've ever done before, and therefore am unsure of what order specific items should be performed in. The goal obviously being to maximize results.

My goal is two parted. Add OM and improve the overall quality of the soil, and also add more desirable turf species to the lawn.

I'll be accomplishing his with a combination of aerating, compost top dressing, and slice seeding. Again, pick any combo of two of those items and I've done it before, but never all 3.

My current plan is to aerate, top dress, rake in the plugs and compost (which I wouldn't normally do), then slice seed.

I'd like to hear your opinions on which order you guys would perform these tasks, and why. Please keep in mind cost nor time spent is not a factor. Only looking for the ideal way of accomplishing my goals here.

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Old 07-27-2014, 05:37 PM
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If top quality is the goal. Resod with stadium-quality sod. You need irrigation and regular high quality maintenance and feeding of course. Overseeding just doesn't introduce new grass type to be worth it.

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Old 07-27-2014, 05:54 PM
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If top quality is the goal. Resod with stadium-quality sod. You need irrigation and regular high quality maintenance and feeding of course. Overseeding just doesn't introduce new grass type to be worth it.
Damn you busted me. There are limits.....I'm not willing to completely start over.

This has occurred to me though. My lawn currently is in pretty good shape. Is thick, lush and weed free. And required being cut every 3-5 days even in July if that's any indication. So with a lawn this healthy and full will any new seed I introduce actually be able to germinate spread?
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