Slice seeding- to mow before or not ?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by F Haney, May 20, 2006.

  1. F Haney

    F Haney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I am going to be doing a slice-seeding job, actually overseeding with a slice-seeder, onto a lawn that is thin. Would it be ok to mow it just before slice-seeding? What are the pros and cons of mowing vs not mowing? My plans are to mow it, put down starter fertilizer, then slice-seed.Thanks for any advice.
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i mow it before. the machine will tear up the existing grass less that way.
  3. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    Mow it first if it needs it.
  4. Cahsking

    Cahsking LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Mow, cause you dont want to blow anything from one area to another with the mower.
  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    It's much easier if you mow before. You can cruise through and not have to stop or lift the machine a tiny bit to kick out weak clippings, thatch, etc.
  6. F Haney

    F Haney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Thanks for advice everyone, I will be mowing first ! Appreciate your help.
  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Mow first and mow low..Hold off on the starter fert till about a week before germination or you will be feeding the existing grass giving it a jump on the new plants...Aerate the (*(^&% out of it first with at least 10 holes per sq ft. The holes make a great place for new plants...
  8. F Haney

    F Haney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Thanks Bob!

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