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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is overseeding and what is aerating? Just need a small brief description of each. Thanks
     
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    google it...
     
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Overseeding is the process of applying seed over an existing lawn.
    As opposed to seeding a new lawn.
    The main differences are the application rates, as a rule overseeding requires half the seed of bringing in a new lawn.
    Current recommendations run 50 pounds per 1/4 acre for overseeding, 100 pounds for bringing in new turf.
    That's 200 pounds per acre (400 for new lawns / ac).

    Aerating is a lot more involved, yes you'll want to google that.
    And do me a favor, get into CORE aeration please never spike a lawn :laugh:
     
  5. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    core aeration is pulling the plugs from the lawn
     
  6. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is overseeding very popular or do we (as owners) have to suggest things like this most of the time when there is dead/no grass?
    Is it as simple as spreading it equally throughout the lawn or is there more to it?
     

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