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Overseeding ??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by East Lawn, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. East Lawn

    East Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Ok Got a new lawn that I am picking up that is in need of some over seeding. Never had to do this so not really sure how to go about pricing and best methods for a successful over seed. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    if its not too thin I like to double aerate and broadcast the seed. but if the lawn is really thin I aerate then slit seed 2 directions the broadcast the seed to eliminate the corn row effect. last but not least apply a starter fert not too high in N but high in P and K, I use 6-24-24
     
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Our best results have been achieved with slit seeding.If you don't own a slit seeder , you probably can rent one easily.We charge by the 1000 square foot. Aerate first. If your not familiar with a slit seeder, run it over the turf at half seed rate diagonally then take the other half rate of seed and make a diagonal pass in the opposite direction.Then put down some good starter fert.
     
  4. East Lawn

    East Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    What kind of price do you charge per 1000 sq ft. The yard is almost 12,000 sq ft. Thanks for the info so far
     

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