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Aerating and reseeding just after seeding

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Knukey, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Knukey

    Knukey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I am trying to establish a new lawn in Central VA. I seeded and most is coming up (2" height or so now) about three weeks ago. We had some big rainfall last weekend I had some wash. I see several bald spots and I was wandering should I aerate and seed these areas again now or should I wait until the growing grass becomes more mature? I don't want to destroy what I have fixing the bald areas too early.
  2. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    I don't think I'd aerate just yet. Relevel the washed spots, reseed and if these big rainfalls are common to your area this time of year, maybe put down some mesh or straw to help hold the soil till the grass gets established.

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