When you thought you saw it all seeding...

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WETSCAPE, Sep 29, 2009.


    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    My nieghbor had his place core aerated last week by his landscaper. Today the same fellow showed up and used an overseeder and did it again? My thoughts either he got taken or will have the thickest lawn in town! Any thoughts comments on this? I have never seen both done personally, at least I never have tried this......
  2. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 224

    you do know that each piece of equipment has its own purpose.
    one is for compaction.
    one is for seeding.
    It would be wierd if he seeded both times.

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    He did seed twice just two differant ways, in a period of 1 week ? Why not just core and broadcast seed done? Even perhaps rolled out for contact . I am more curious than anything Never seen it done this way. Thanks,,,,,,:drinkup:
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Not conventional, but at least he wasn't cutting corners. I bet the lawn comes in great. I have seen aeration followed by powerseeding which is great. A step above broadcast seeding with a side benefit of breaking up the cores. Seeding twice though is a bit wasteful.
  5. greenskeeper79

    greenskeeper79 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 46

    Common practice especially if the lawn has thin/bare areas. The overseeder will drop see in the holes as well as the slits. Two directions gives even more germination of seed than one direction or broadcast. Hopefully he cut his rate in 1/2 for each direction.

    I bet the lawn comes in great :clapping:
  6. EastCoast

    EastCoast LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Sounds like a smart fella... I'm going to purchasing a LS Turf Revitalizer next spring for my home... because these slit seeders are truely amzing products.

    Broadcasting will work, but not like a slit seeder. Like the forum member mentioned above "he is not cutting any corners".
  7. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    I aerate without spreading seed, and powerseed about a week later.

    you can't just aerate and spread seed and expect good results.
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  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,162

    Sounds like he did a good job to me.
    I aerate, power seed & top dress with compost at the same time. Then stop back in a couple of weeks to check out the results, over seed if necessary.
    I never roll after seeding, it compacts the soil.
  9. Danscapes

    Danscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I agree, that sounds right to me. Think about it this way, when you core aerate your making 1 1/2-2 inch holes. So if you just broadcast seed over top then most of it goes down the holes and wont germinate. It will work that way but slit seeding after aeration is best.
  10. Plug It Lawn Aeration

    Plug It Lawn Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I agree that slit seeding is the best route to go, but I have aerated in two directions and overseeded with a broadcast spreader and achieved amazing results. It is important to water everyday until germination. That's what a lot of people don't seem to do or will not commit to doing.

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