Slit-seeding in Spring?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Phazeekus, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Phazeekus

    Phazeekus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I have a question about slit-seeding lawns in the spring. I've never done it before in the spring, only in the fall, but I have a few customers that want it done this spring. I'm concerned with mowing it after the seeding as I mow weekly for these customers as well. How long must I wait to mow before it is safe? I'm doing the seeding next week, grass is just starting to green up and grow here, I'm using a mostly perennial rye mix so it should come up pretty quick but I foresee running into some problems as the existing grass will need to be cut before the new grass is ready for that????? Any ideas/advice?
    Thanks.
     
  2. GRT

    GRT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Do these clients have irrigation or are they willing to water properly? The problem with seeding now is that the roots may not develop quick enough to be resilient to a hot dry summer. Without proper watering, they could be wasting a lot of money.
     

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