overseeding rate

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ryan87500, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. ryan87500

    ryan87500 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I am planning on renting the overseeder from home depot. I know since it throws the seeds first it isn't a true slit seeder.

    If I want to make two passes one in each direction do I only put down 1/2 the recommended seed for overseeding per pass?
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    So if you're essentially broadcasting seed,,, why are you renting a slit-seeder? what area of bare soils are you trying to grow grass in?? and what kind of soil is it???

    Sometimes you may need to just aerate the turf to death(just short of actually tilling the soil, then dragging the seed through the masses of topsoil... :)
  3. ryan87500

    ryan87500 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    The home depot rental throws the seed in front then it has blades to slit the lawn and hopefully push it.

    My grass has never been thick so I thought this was the best method I overseed.
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,296

    The answer to your question is yes.

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