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seeding yards

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jnrogers, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. jnrogers

    jnrogers LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 221

    Guys just curious about what type of seeders you guys use. I dont have a tractor with a 3 point hitch either and that is all I seem to find other than self propelled. I use to seed after aerating and then working the ground by hand, but have more yards now and that way is to slow. If I used a self propelled unit at say 21" I figured that would be to slow as well. Does anyone know if they make an overseeder that is pull behind a lawn mower or how do you guys without tractors do it?
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Broadcast spreader works for me. How do you "work it into the turf" on an existing lawn? Pull behind overseeder? I've never seed one. Are you talking about a Vicon spreader? Look into a slit seeder for better germination. Is that what your asking about?
  3. LawnSolutionsCP

    LawnSolutionsCP Sponsor
    Messages: 907

    Home Depot Tool Rental in Knoxville, TN rents our Turf Revitalizers. They are the best in the industry. They have our 6-hp model which does 1/3 acre per hour.

    Also, Mayo Garden Center in Knoxville rents our "Commercial" 9-hp machine that does 1/2 acre per hour.

    Hope this helps.

  4. jnrogers

    jnrogers LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 221

    I have been having to use a spike aerator but I am sure some of the seed does not get into the ground. I have never seen a pull behind overseeder either but did not know if anyone made one. I am going to rent the turf revitilzer, this seems the most economic way to seed my yards. Thanks.
  5. jnrogers

    jnrogers LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 221

    Thanks David this is the route I have decided to take, until I can buy my own turf revitilizer.

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