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Slice-Seeding question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Victor, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    For those of you that deal mostly with KBG lawns, I've got a question for you. When you have a customer with clumps of tall fescue scattered throughout their lawn, do you go through the trouble of digging up the dead clumps after you've killed them with a non-selective and then slice-seed, or do you just kill the clumps with non-select and then slice-seed right over the now dead clumps of tall fescue?

    By the way, I always like to mow any lawn I'm going to slice-seed nice and short for obvious reasons.
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I wouldn't dig them up, but I have taken a weed-eater to them and "whacked" them down to the soil!
  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Thanks for the input Indy. :)
  4. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,244

    You can use Certainty from Monsanto. It isn't cheap but it works very well. Just do it before you seed the new lawn in.

    Mike I
    Mike's Total Lawn Care
  5. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    yeah, or the slice seeder itself will do a pretty good job of whacking them
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,568

    Certainity doesn't hurt bluegrass--but it kills ryegrass. So if you want to get rid of your rye...

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