Fall package???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TGG, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. TGG

    TGG LawnSite Member
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    I want to get ready for business in September and want to get some ideas of what to do. I did power raking in the spring and that went great. Can I power rake again?? I know I will do fall fertilzer but what else???
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    late summer and early fall is the best time for lawn renovation. Sell aeration, overseeding, etc.
     
  3. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just what tiedeman said. I know a lot of people are interested in overseeding after a long hot summer. Or in my area a long cool summer.
     
  4. TGG

    TGG LawnSite Member
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    Its my first year....whats overseeding?

    Thanks
     
  5. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    Basically, just spreading seed over an existing lawn. You can do it with a spreader, but its more effective if you use a lawn renovator or aerate.
     
  6. TGG

    TGG LawnSite Member
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    should it be done right before I cut it for the last time?
     
  7. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm not sure how long into the fall the grass grows in Calgary. Around here, most LCOs seed & aerate starting in Sept. after the heat of summer is mainly over, and you can mow until mid-Nov.

    Preferably you could do it early enough so the seeds will germinate before the growing season ends, so the customer sees some results.
     
  8. TGG

    TGG LawnSite Member
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    should fall fertilize at the same time? I want to create a package deal.

    Thanks
     

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