? about slit seeding

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BobCat#1, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. BobCat#1

    BobCat#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I'm planning on aerating my lawn either the end of aug. or first of sep.I was going to overseed and fertilize after i aerate.Would it be better if i aerate and fertilize first,then wait and rent a slit seeder and over seed at the end of september?Thanks
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    One thing that can happen if you aerate then plant seed is that the seed will gather in the holes and the result can be a ugly pattern of random grass clumps. We over seed with rye in the fall and fertilize immediately before it comes up with a starter fertilze.
  3. BobCat#1

    BobCat#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    you aerate,put seed down with a spreader,then put down starter fertilizer in the fall?

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