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Areaeate and de-thatch. Which first?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by We do 4 U, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. We do 4 U

    We do 4 U LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I have a customer that had his lawn killed with round-up and now wants me to de-thatch, areaeate, fert., and seed. I have told him itmay already be to late but seeing as his grass is dead, he dosen't have much of a choice.
    My question is which should I do first de-thatch or areaeate?
    By the way he had a soil sample done and told me every thing is good in that department. I am also going to let him know that I will do every thing or nothing next year, his choice.
  2. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    back drag the yard with a bobcat, then aerate, slit-seed the yard, and mulch it-pennmulch or straw.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    depending on how much the aerator churns up the ground, dethacthing may not be required. 65hoss did one the other day that looked tilled after all was done.
  4. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 194

    I woul just fertilize and slit seed it and see what happens.
  5. Mowwithhustler's

    Mowwithhustler's LawnSite Member
    from 28465
    Messages: 26

    ah man just plug it heavey like really heavy witha camdrivenplugger no de attching all that dead grass it will be good for the lawn

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