Aeroate or verita cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mike payne, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Is it better to aerate or verita cut a lawn before reseeding? Also what do you charge for this service? Thanks.
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I do both for the small residentials I specialize in. I aerate for $70.00. Verticut is 3x mowing charge. You will find it neccessary to remove the thatch that is brought up by the verticutter. If you verticut after you aerate it dispurses the plugs more effectively than waiting for them to break down over time.
  3. lars

    lars LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    I would do both as well. I find the ideal combination to be an aeration followed by one or two directions with a Mataway with a seed box attachment. The Mataway will break up the cores, remove thatch, and drop the seed into the ground in one pass. I the soil is good and really doesn't need aerated, I may just use the Mataway then.

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