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Reseeding/renovating lawn...How to? Need Help PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Fairway Lawns, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Fairway Lawns

    Fairway Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I have a lawn that is mostly weeds and splotchy grass. The customer wants to completely redo the whole lawn ~ approx 2k sq ft. The cust. has previously laid sod, scarified the soil and spread seed, and over seeded. None of these methods have worked considering we have this problem now.

    Now....I have considered a couple of options
    1- Light spraying of round-up to kill existing growth, (What do I do with leftover weed/grass debris? Rake up or do nothing?), aerate, then slit/over seed, low N growth/starter fert, straw.
    2- Aerate, spray selective herbicide, then slit/over seed, low N growth/starter fert, straw
    3- How would I go about prepping for Hydro seeding?

    What have you guys done that works well? ANY help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  2. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    for 2,000 sq ft.
    1 round up everything
    2 wait 10 days
    3 sod cut and remove evrything
    4 add topsoil
    5 seed, starter fert., and straw
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    we would aerat 4 times, seed 6-8 lbs per 1000 starter fert, top dress. roll. teopdressing with organic compost the perennial ryes germinate 3-5 days. 7 on fescues and 15 on blues. if done april 1st , lawn will ook amazing in 4 weeks. this job would take 1 guy 45 minutes to do, topdressing 2,000 sq feet would add2 hours to the job
  4. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    When you say 'slit and seed' are you describing a spike aerator (not to be confused with a plug aerator) with a spreader mounted above it? I have heard of slit seeding before but do not know anything about it...:usflag:
  5. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

  6. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Ryan makes a slit seeder,which I rent from the local equip. rental yard for
    $75 per day.I try to do 3 or 4 places to fill up a whole day for my trouble!
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    if ya need help just call me i will get ya rollin i have all the equipment , my cell is 270 304 6841 or 421 9747 n louisville thanks george

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