Aeration/overseed process

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by devnuts, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. devnuts

    devnuts LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 75

    Do you guys cut the grass shorter before aeration when overseeding??
     
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Always.

    It allows you go further without mowing again after reseeding. You don't want to mow right after reseeding but you don't want your seedlings covered with 8" long fescue neither.
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    same here and the shorter grass allows you to see you aerating pattern better
     
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    I don't..I'll cut the grass the day before I aerate....and then again on the regular schedule as it needs it...
     
  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Marc said it............don't over think it too much.
     

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