Slit seading

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by VO Landscape Design, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am going to add Slit Seeding this year but have never done it. I maintain quite a few yards that could use this. What would be a good brand, walk behind style. Also tips would be appreciated about operation, wet, moist dry soil etc. fall, spring, summer.
    Thanks
    VO
     
  2. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
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    just one bump in case anyone has some input
    VO
     
  3. sodfather24D

    sodfather24D LawnSite Member
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    My input, not worth much.
    I am a huge advocate for slit seeding because I have had great results in the past. Reluctantly I don't no which way is up on good walk behinds because all I ever used was a land pride behind a jd on sportsfields. I like all but very hard conditions for slit seeding due to the slicers getting damaged. One other thing, though I'm told many don't, I do broadcast as well but I like it THICK fast. My 2 cents.
     
  4. sodfather24D

    sodfather24D LawnSite Member
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    Oh one more thing, I always go both directions.
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's always best to use a rental in order to get the feel for new machinery whenever possible...
    I too love simple broadcasting...
     
  6. Wayne's Lawn Service

    Wayne's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    We use the Lesco Renovators. They have produced well for us over the years.

    As stated above, we always go in two directions as well. Helps eliminate the rowing effect and fills in much faster. If you do that, be sure to reduce your seed settings as well. More is not better!
     

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