Seed gurus quick ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craftybigdog, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 425

    Hey guys what is the proper way to overseed?

    1. Use a broadcast spreader and just trow the seed down at the recommend rate.

    2. Use a powerseeder and actually punch the seed in the ground, more exspensive and time consuming.

    Thanks alot for your inputs!
  2. mowit12000

    mowit12000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    what we do is to overseed the lawn with a broadcast spreader
    we mix our seed and any fert the cust may want at the proper rate, then we go thru with the aerator, it really works well for us,
    hope this helps you
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    You ALWYS want ti integrate the seed into the soil. Whether it be by hand, by aeration, or the first choice, by slit-seeding. Soil to seed contact is so important for germination. Without it, you're just throwing seed away. It turns to birdseed, or when it pops, doesn't have enough contact to take hold.
  4. WAGS LandL

    WAGS LandL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    You may as well that your seed and throw it on the driveway and
    street if you don't open up the soil. The best way to handle this
    is by using a slit-seeder, but and aeration and overseeding will
    also work.

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