JRCO rake vs Slit seeder

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    I need a way to overseed new lawn installs to thicken everything up after the initial planting, and wondering what the best way is to achieve soil contact. I assume slit seeding would do best but wondering if I might get away with scratching it up with a JRCO rake before spreading seed.
     
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sometimes you can get by with a power rake
    Sometimes you need a Slit seeder
    So all I can tell you buy both or just pick one
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    any other ways to do this?
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    You can aerate and over-seed.

    You just end up having to hit bare spots 2-3 times though.

    With any over-seeding with a power rake or otherwise, I always over-seed the entire lawn first with a spreader to make sure I've got enough seed down when I'm done. But, that all depends on the lawn and how thin it is before seeding.


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