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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AndrewE, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. AndrewE

    AndrewE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I'm new to this so what is the equitment that i will need. Also is it to late for Maryland? And what seed is the best? Thanks
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    It really depends on what the lawn looks like now. You can: aerate and seed, de-thatch and seed, or slit-seed, or harley rake and seed. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish and equipment you have access to.
  3. AndrewE

    AndrewE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    The Grass is starting to thin out. There in not thach at all. Just want a thick lawn.
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Items needed: Spreader, bag of seeding. Optional: Starter Fertilizer. Put seed in the spreader, spread liberally. When finished, put fertilizer in spreader, spread liberally.

    Good luck.

  5. JTHutch

    JTHutch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    You can't just spread it and leave it you need to get good soil seed contact. So a power rake or Aerator need to be used for the best results. Spreading it will not get as good of a germinaiton as a power rake will.

    My overseeding routine is Aerate, broadcast seed, power rake, starter fertilizer, hand customer watering instructions. I get great thick lawns and never had a customer complain about an overseed job.

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