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Silt Seeding Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TagTeam, May 4, 2004.

  1. TagTeam

    TagTeam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have been using a Bluebird Seeder with no real problems for yrs.
    I do not use straw but will use Jute on slopes if needed for
    erosion.Recently a worker for a very large landscape company in
    my area suggested rolling out the lawn and covering with peat
    upon completion. Will this not change the PH,and also I
    believe this will be as messy as straw.

    I don't really want to change my methods(By the way this
    is for new lawn installs) Any feedback would be helpful....

    Thank you for reading
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    If you have a method that works well for you why change? Keep doing like you are.
  3. creek chub

    creek chub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    peat will change the ph. but unless you know the ph of the soil it might not be a factor. also, some peat is finer than others which could result in runoff especially on slopes. my understanding of slit seeder is it has a hopper on the front with blades that embed the grass into the ground, thus eliminating the need for straw or any cover material. i used one at home last year with good results other than the hopper dumping alot of seed at turning points. but i found that that was an operator error, me!!!

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