aeration/overseeding?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by coyoteman, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. coyoteman

    coyoteman LawnSite Member
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    I'm curious to know how many of you use a core aerator for overseeding. I have before with limited success. The grass comes up great in the holes but seems to die off. I was told yhat when the holes fill back in it chokes off the grass. Is this a posibility?. Any comments or suggestions about this?

    (Hole depths from 1-1.5 in.)
     
  2. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 707

  3. get rich

    get rich LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    I have pretty good results when i aerate and then run the slit seeder over the area in two different directions like a checker board. For damaged existing lawns this works as well as you can expect. Oh, and i cover the area with seed aid like penn mulch.Good starter fert and water, it's off and running.
     

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