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slice seeding?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dmk395, May 15, 2003.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I have never used a slice seeder before, but think one may help, please advise me. I have a 15x20ft area that was sod... most of the grass has died. Basically all thats left is the sod mat.....if I slice seed it will it come back?
  2. yerturfsux

    yerturfsux LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 17

    All I can say is: Have fun getting the green netting off the slit-seeder. WHAT A PAIN! Why can't you just rough it up, seed and straw?
  3. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    The mat from the sod is still there......maybe loam and seed over.....1/4 inch or so?/?
  4. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    Dont do it!!!!! I rented one for about three different jobs it was a pain in the butt to do. I think i lost money on the whole thing. Just get a spreader
  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I think that the slit seeder would do a good job.. You would have to run it with no seed at first to looosen the dead sod up, then remove the mess. That is a job. Then put seed at recommended rate. I would rent a good seeder. Lesco here rents the seeders they sell. They do a great job. I would not rent a small one from rental places.
  6. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Bypass the the slit- seeder and get a yard or so of compost.
    Aerate, seed and then put 1" compost over seed. Results will yield a dar better germination yield.

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