favorite method to renovate Lawns

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by NCL, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 132

    What is your favorite way to renovate a lawn that has clumps of grass in some areas, uneven in other areas, no grass in some areas? I rototill and regrade, seed, fert, lime.
  2. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Power rake, put down lots of seed, apply 1 inch compost on top. Water every 4 hours.
  3. slow release

    slow release LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Aerate the lawn in 2 directions (min) then slice seed in 2 directions. This method is much easier than rototilling and having to regrade. Water as often as it needs it depending on site conditions. You want to keep the seed damp until it germinates. Most seed jobs fail due to lack of moisture. With a slice seeder, good seed/soil contact is guaranteed and all the thatch you pull out acts as mulch to keep it from drying out too quickly. This is my method for renovating worn out, or insect damaged lawns. payup

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    bull dozer
    slicing in the seed is the best way

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