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Old 04-19-2014, 08:53 PM
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core aerator vs. regular aerator, overseeding yard

I'm going to overseed our church's yard monday, I wish I had got to it last fall but I didn't so I'm hoping its not to late, the forecast looks like I may be OK if I do it in the next few days. I'm going to mow it down low and remove the clippings then run an aerator over it before I spread the seed. My question is can I get by with using a regular aerator or will the core aerator make a big difference? Also I really like the falcon fescue but southern states has a fescue/kbg blend I thought about trying but there's so much out there I can't make up my mind. I apologize for sounding so dumb when it comes to this iv searched and searched for weeks and I'm still learning, I've been in lawn care for years but I've never messed with seeding much, just cut the grass... I'm on the KY/TN line, thanks for any help
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:16 AM
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I'm going to overseed our church's yard monday, I wish I had got to it last fall but I didn't so I'm hoping its not to late, the forecast looks like I may be OK if I do it in the next few days. I'm going to mow it down low and remove the clippings then run an aerator over it before I spread the seed. My question is can I get by with using a regular aerator or will the core aerator make a big difference? Also I really like the falcon fescue but southern states has a fescue/kbg blend I thought about trying but there's so much out there I can't make up my mind. I apologize for sounding so dumb when it comes to this iv searched and searched for weeks and I'm still learning, I've been in lawn care for years but I've never messed with seeding much, just cut the grass... I'm on the KY/TN line, thanks for any help
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What is a 'regular' aerator?

You mean a spike aerator?

Yea, no… if you are broadcast seeding you want to core aerate.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:28 AM
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Yea sorry I meant a spike aerator.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:04 PM
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I'm not even sure why people use spike aerators, don't they just push down the soil down, creating a hole? that's just like compressing your soil, don't see any benefits of this, or I could be wrong. Definitely go core aeration if your doing over-seeding, or just use a slit-seeding machine.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:06 PM
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Try half and core on the other half --and let us know the results.
Matter of fact compare with no aeration. And with slit seeding, if you have the time. Take photos.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:50 AM
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If you want to do it correctly and want good results, use a slit seeder.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:08 PM
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Core aerate, dethatch, then seed! Cover any scalping's with a little extra seed and cover with peet moss! Water well!
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