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Offline Daler

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overseeding existing lawn
« on: Thu April 01, 2021, 11:03:47 AM »

i have a customer that has a lawn approximately an acre. It is an existing lawn with a few bare spots and thin spots and also a few thicker spots.
What steps should I do to get better results while over seeding with a Hydroseeder. I think maybe I should airrate, should I also thin up my mulch and fertilizer application and what about seed rate.

i got a 450 Bowie I use 3 bales and triple 19 fertilizer 1 bag and 32 # seed mix fescue, bluegrass, and ryegrass should I be adjusting my mix for overseeding this mixture usually covers 4800ft.

I was thinking using 1 and a half bales or two bales and 3/4 bag fertilizer and still 32# seed mix

any info and help be appreciated thanks

daler

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Re: overseeding existing lawn
« Reply #1 on: Fri April 02, 2021, 03:55:45 PM »
Typically with overseeding you would need to power rake (dethatcher) to clean up the old thatch and loosen the soil.  Aerating the area would be an alternative.
Thinning out the mix is key as you don't want to smother the existing grass.
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