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Which order: Dethatcher, Plant new seeds, then kills weeds?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mlong30, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. mlong30

    mlong30 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Hi All,

    I need to rent a dethatcher, and plant need seeds. But my yard still has very bad weeds (dandelions). I don't know what to do first? Dethatch yard, plants seeds, then kill weeds, or kill weeds first then dethatch yard plants new seeds? If I kill weeds first, what is the best way, and how long do I wait before I lay new seeds down?

    Any suggestion would be appreciated. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  2. dfischer

    dfischer LawnSite Member
    from Il
    Posts: 114

    No. Kill weeds first, then thatch, then seed. Actually, I'd plug too, as it'll give the overseed something to bed into. I mean, why apply poison to seeds, and why not kill the weeds, wait a week, and then let the dethatcher remove the dead weeds?

    A slit seeder would make a big improvement in the results.

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