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Tips for overseeding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mdb landscaping, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    well, i had to rent an overseeder for tomorrow, cause i have a few lawns that grubs got to last year and a few others are patchy and they want them to look nice and uniform. are there any tips for me when using the overseeder? in most instances ive just placed new topsoil and reseeded the area, but this was done a few years ago and isnt necessary. do i need to go over an area more than once with the seeder? or is one pass enough?
  2. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    I have a ryan matteway overseeder,i make one diagonal pass at half the seed rate then make another pass at half seed rate diagonal the opposite way accoss that pass .
    Like a crosshatch pattern.Also dont forget to aerate first
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    good idea. when fertilizing its a good to cut the rate in half and go two ways, so i guess it makes since overseeding that way.
  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Make sure the soil temp in in the upper 50s or higher. If not the seed may not germinate.

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