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Old 09-26-2013, 06:50 PM
jlb03003 jlb03003 is offline
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Can I Slit Seed now and aerate in a couple of weeks??

Hello All,
I am new to this thread. I have a pretty good background knowledge of the basics of lawn maintenance. This year I was away and hired lawn doctor (my lawn is now worse than its been in years). Parts of the lawn are dense with grass others are thin and patchy. I am deciding whether to aerate and overseed with a spreader or powerseed with a slit seeder. I have a couple questions.

1. What would you folks recommend; powerseeding or aerating? I know ideally I should aerate wait a few weeks then powerseed but with winter approaching, I want to get that seed in the ground asap.

2. Would I be able to powerseed this weekend and aerate later on in the fall (say Thanksgiving time).


Thank you so much in advance!!
Jack
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:28 PM
sjessen sjessen is online now
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Seems if you powerseed now and aerate later the aerator would tear out a lot of new seedlings. You could aerate now, then slice seed and you should be good.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Mike A Mike A is offline
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Sjessen is right, if u aerate this year after seeding u will destroy the new seedlings in the areas where the plugs are pulled.. I would powerseed now and aerate next fall. Power seeding works the ground much better than aerating/overseeding. U will get a thicker stand of grass (better germ)
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