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Self Propelled Slit Seeder

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mark_the_psycho, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. mark_the_psycho

    mark_the_psycho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    Anyone know of a place that rents self propelled slit seeders?
  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Go to lesco.com and type in your zip code.
    There are 3 of them over there.

    You're going to slice seed now?

    Why don't you just dormant seed over the existing turf?
    Just mow the turf pretty low 1st, then broadcast.
    The upcoming 'freeze and thaw' cycles will 'pull' the seed into contact with the soil (unless you're working with bluegrass and there's a REAL thatch problem).

    I just finished a whole bunch of dormant seeding on soccer fields yesterday and today, just in time for the 'Alberta clipper' coming in tonight.

    You just have to remember in the spring to delay the pre-emergent until the seed is all up and growing, or you can use 'Drive' herbicide as a good post emergent in seed job sites.
  3. mark_the_psycho

    mark_the_psycho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    Thanks, I'm planning ahead for spring.
  4. adrianrog

    adrianrog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    My local Home Depot has them.
  5. Barefoote

    Barefoote LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I love to buy my equipment from rental places in the off season. You can get some great deals
  6. DavisLawn

    DavisLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    i've got a lawn that is getting kind of thin.... would you suggest the same for this lawn? just cut it low and broadcast the seed thick over it? whats the best kind of seed to put on it? the customer wont care what kind it is.... just something that will thicken the lawn up good.... she's talking about sodding it but i mentioned to her that we might try overseeding it first..... but i dont have much experience in this so any advice would be great.

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