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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by texas, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    do you aerate seed then fertilize or what? im doing it in the end of september/early october. also how much to charge just seeding?
  2. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    can i seed with a granular fertilizer spreader? :confused:
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Talk about a loaded question!
    Without getting into the explanations - Yes you can.
    Step 1: mow turf to a uniform height. 2: If irrigated, apply enough water to soften the soil so deeper cores may be made. 3: Clean up the cores, either by raking or mowing - mowing is easier yet you will lose a set of blades in this process so price accordingly. 4: Fertilize, then 5: Seed.

    Now, you didn't mention location, turf type, size, soil structure, intended use of renovated area, amount of sunlight, etc...
    All of which has an impact on selecting the proper turf to seed and price to charge.

    My suggestion, go to your nearest public library and begin reading everything about home/residential lawn/turf care. Acquire a basic language vocabulary then begin to apply this knowledge to your client's lawns.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Do you need to clean up the cores in TX. We do not do that in NC.
  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    there breakdown, is part of the process,
  6. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    thanks. dancing
  7. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    There exists no regulation to my knowledge about core clean up,
    However, for a 15ksqft yard in front of a $3M home - I'm not about to charge $350 for aerification then leave the cores lying about.
    I have aJrco springtine rake mounted on the front of one of my three 60" ZTR -
    the clean up process is:
    rake while mowing - in to a windrow for pick up - follow up with a 36" wb with a bagger.

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