Lawn Over Seeding and Slice Seeding

Have a lawn that is looking a little thin and not as robust as it once was? Over-seeding or slice seeding could be the answer, and much more cost effective than getting a new lawn! Typically done in the fall in conjunction with a soil sample, a core aeration, and/or a dethatching, over-seeding and a mineral treatment (based on results from the soil sample) can breathe new life into your existing lawn.

Which services are right for me?  Chances are, if you haven't had a soil sample done in a while, that we'll need to start with one of those. From there, we determine what, if any, key nutrients and minerals are missing or not being utilized in its current state and spread products such as lime, gypsum, or nutrient rich slow dissolving fertilizer like milorganite, and spread them after the core aeration so they get right into the soil and near the roots where they'll be most effective.

However, if you have an excess buildup of dead grass (thatch), dead or yellowing grass/weeds, moss, etc. building up in your lawn, we'll begin by cleaning all of that out with a dethatching first, and then proceeding with the core aeration, mineral treatment, and finally the over-seeding.

What's the main difference between over-seeding and slice seeding? First, differences between the two can be substantial. Over-seeding uses a broadcast spreader to spread the seed over the lawn whereas Slice-Seeding, a specific type of over-seeding, uses a special machine which breaks up the cores (from the aerator) while slicing lines into the ground for the seed to be planted in, allowing for better germination and higher new-growth percentage. Both are done using the appropriate type of grass seed and the application of starter fertilizer is required.