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JRCO for new lawn install

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cleancutccl, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    Has anyone used a JRCO tine rake for putting in a new lawn? Is it stiff enough to work up the ground for a seed bed? Or the other option is till and then use the JRCO to get the seed in the ground. Thoughts from anyone?
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    It really depends on the soil. I've used mine for this on several different occasions, and it worked great. I worked it up with it, spread my seed, and went back over it. Starter fert, and we were good to go. The lawn came in beatifully.
     
  3. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    Would it be a good idea to water the area a day or two in advance to get it a little soft?
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Well, again, it depends on the soil. If it is too hard, the tines won't even penetrate. Water would certainly help either way, but just don't get it too wet, where it is sticky and clumpy.
     

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