Aeration with overseeding versus Slit Seeding

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Is there that much of a difference between aeration with overseeding versus slit seeding. What are the pros and cons between the two?
  2. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Aeration is done to better the soil condition. If you want to overseed, you might get some germination from a seed that falls into the hole. Don't expect great results. But DO expect an overall better lawn the following year due to the aeration.

    Slit seeding is for renovation, fixing areas etc. If you have a nice thick lawn, you probably couldn't get the drill seed through it anyways. If you have a thin lawn, it's probably due for aeration, and it wouldn't hurt to run a drill seeder through it.

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