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Core Aerator or Slit Seeder

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by bfstrider, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. bfstrider

    bfstrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I have been thinking of purchasing a walk behind core aerator to get into spaces I can't reach with my pull behind core aerator. However, since I have been reading different post and visiting different sites concerning the slit seeder I'm thinking seriously about purchasing one of these. Would a slit seeder work good on an established lawn? Would it get the seed into the soil through thicker grass? I know it would work good in thin or bare areas. Should I just stick with the core aerator? Most of the lawns I provide lawn care for are residential. Feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,842

    Id just aerate. I bought a tractor mounted slit seeder 20 years ago, its still in my storage building. I just used it a few times. If I'm renovating a lawn or just a grassless area, I roll my 3pt aerator forward & backward. It rips it up nicely. Small bad spots, we just scratch it up with a mantis tiller.
  3. bfstrider

    bfstrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the reply. I've always aerated and gotten good results. Didn't know if the seeder might be better. Thanks again

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