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slit sesding question?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by KKBElite, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. KKBElite

    KKBElite LawnSite Member
    from north
    Posts: 8

    Does anyone know if you can slit seed into wet turf? Have had a tremendous amount of rain and we need to dormant seed an account. Never used a slit seeder before and wonder if i will have issues with with the wet conditions.

    Any thoughts? Thanks Kyle.:confused:
  2. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    How wet are we talking here? As long as it's not waterlogged I would go ahead. Make sure the lawn is scalped or cut short as the thatch will clog the machine when wet.
  3. roguesuerte

    roguesuerte LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    You may burn a belt or two in the process but as long as the tines are giving you soil contact in your passes you should be o.k. Also make sure the seed is dry and that it working through the hopper and making its way to the ground.
  4. J&T Kiev

    J&T Kiev LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.W In.
    Posts: 416

    As long as your not kicking up, or bogging down in "mud", getting good seed to soil contact- your good to go.
    A good procedure while slit seeding is to take half seed rate and make a diagonal pass--repeat the process in the opposite direction over the first pass.

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