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Aerating and overseeding process

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by adn28205, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. adn28205

    adn28205 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I just aerated my lawn in Charlotte, NC and am about to overseed. I am curious to know the recommended process. Should I put lime down before I put fertilizer and seed down? If so, how long do I wait between applications? Do I even need to put lime down? What is the mixture of fertilzer and seed that I should put in the spreader? 50/50? Or should I do them separately?

    The fertilzer I bought is Lesco Professional Starter Fertilizer 18-24-12
    The seed is Rebel Supreme.
  2. Re-Ignition

    Re-Ignition LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Generally you lime in spring and fall... BUT it's always best to do a soil test first.

    Soil test kits are cheap, easy to use, and let you know exactly what your lawn needs.

    You can take the results to the lesco dealer and he'll hook you up.
  3. Cahsking

    Cahsking LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Thats a good answer. Or if you cant find a "Lesco" dealer, go to your local farming dealer. They have low priced soil test also. Oh yeah and as for the steps....make sure you have a fert that doesn't hurt your new seeds. Put down the fert first then seed. It allows the fert to also get sown into the ground with the seed. Then do an over-seed on it all.

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