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Slit seed vs core aerate/seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by grassmasterswilson, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I don't believe a root will come out unless there are moist particles of soil... My understanding is that once the seed has metabolized all the water it needs,,, then it will react to the outside environment,,, via hormonal data,,, and germinate accordingly...

    Ever notice that little puddles sometime germinate seed well in advance of the rest and sometimes remain void of greenery???
  2. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    The problem with walk behind slit seeders is that they don't have a roller on the back to press the seed into the slits the way a 3 point slit seeder does, so for good results the area should really be rolled to achieve the necessary seed to soil contact. Also, most of the lower priced slit seeders Ive seen drop the seed out front before the slits are even made so who knows if seed even ends up in the slits. For most cases, I prefer cores over slits.

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