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seeding small part of lawn

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by adam underwood, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. adam underwood

    adam underwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    a customer asked me to seed a small area of his lawn that was trampled by the dogs. There is a bit of sporatic grass, the soil is pretty well packed and there is only about 100 square feet of it. i dont have an aerator so i was thinking id tear up what little grass was in the area and loosen the soil up a bit before i spread grass seed.

    will this work out alright and how much would you charge him for it?
    also, should i spread fertilzer?
  2. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    You will want to do a few things. loosen up the soil and rake out all the old grass and debris. Mix in a bag of lime and rake that in as well. Rake in about 2 lbs of seed along with starter fertilizer. Water just until damp. Keep your fingers crossed.
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    Dont lime without a soil test. see if you can upsell them sod tell them less watering involved compared to seed. What you have sounds good to me.

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