Slice seeding...overseeding....I need a little education

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RLSLandscaping, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. RLSLandscaping

    RLSLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Slice seed and over seed the same thing? I thought it was...anyways my bud(a school teacher) had asked when to slice seed I said another week at least! he also asked if he should put down Step1#Scotts or a starter fert along with the seed...I I told him NOT step 1, especially not scotts but what about some starter fert? I obviously haven't sliced yet in my career :) please hook a brother up with some knowledge :)
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    you could use a 13-13-13 or similar starter fert on the seedlings.

    Slice seeding is just that, a machine cuts a slice in the ground and drops a seed in. overseeding is just tossing seed on the ground or lightly raking it in by some people.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Slice seeding is the only thing that works for us what ever you do put it under the soil.
  4. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    wonder gro has a 13-13-13 thats great and any low nitrogen with no pesticides works well, like 12-12-12- 16-16-16 12-24-12 we aerate and seed or aerate seed and topdress It works great for us

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