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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lasko's Lawn Service, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Lasko's Lawn Service

    Lasko's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Starting to provide aeration, overseeding, and fertilizer as an add-on....here's what I've researched from you guys on process:

    1. Cut the grass short.
    2. Aerate with plug aerator (the more the better)
    3. Leave plugs lay.
    4. Over seed with a seed mix.
    5. Fertilize with a high nitrogen slow release (doing this in the fall...recommendations on fert would be highly appreciated)
    6. Roll the lawn to increase soil to seed contact....
    7. Pray for rain.
    8. Don't cut until new seedlings are at least 3 inches high and only then with very sharp blades.

    I"m really eager to learn all I can about this so your critiques/recommendations/suggestions would be really appreciated.

  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I'm picking up a rental core aerator today to do a few lawns. I plan on doing what you have listed minus the rolling. I'm going to use a starter fert with no weed killer as I don't have a license for weed control chemical's.
  3. Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    I use Fertilome products all the time and have had good results.
  4. pj550v12

    pj550v12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 302

    Do some reading in the lawn renovation forums. Plug aerating and seeding may not be your best bet compared to slit seeding.
  5. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    Make sure you check your prices on starter fert, went up to $48 a bag at Lesco.
  6. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    If you are going to overseed I would vertislice NOT aerate.
  7. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    I use starter fertilizer. I don't use weed killer when overseading.

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