What order?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Axl, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Axl

    Axl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Dethatch, Pre-M, Aerate, Overseed what is the best order to do these?
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    if you put down Pre-M don't waste your customers money on overseed, for the obvious reason....

    I would dethatch, aerate and then overseed. I don't think the Pre-m would be that effective on turf areas, as you will continously be riding over top of the area you treated with your mowers and running the risk of "breaking" that chemical barrier....

    Just my .02
  3. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    I agree, put down a starter fertilizer with the seed, wait about 8 weeks and put down the preemergent. We use dimension as our preemergent, people that use pre-m had crabgrass breakthrough each of the last 2 years.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would dethatch and then pre-m in the spring. Then come August into september, aerate and overseed
  5. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Is it more important on a thin lawn to overseed now or to put on pre-em? I have some lawns that I just started to maintain and I just overseeded with rebels supremeblend and put down vigoro starter. I was thinking if I get the turf quality up that the turf itself would choke out some broad leaf weeds.

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