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Core aerate and overseed or slitseed?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by danhalen, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. danhalen

    danhalen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    My lawn is well established (7 years) and has been very thick up to this point. There are some thinning areas that need some attention. I cut it short today, dethatched and collected the thatch. Now I want to overseed (pricey bluegrass mix from seedland.com). I'm located in the Midwest. Is one option better than another?
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    I like to aerate and seed, just for the added benefits of the lawn. But if there is no/very little thatch, and no compaction, aeration isn't really necessary IMO. Plus, conditions have to be PERFECT for aeration to work just right (which happened on the lawn I aerated today, somehow the soil was JUST RIGHT, pulled like 3" plugs with my Bluebird aerator).

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