Slice Seeding

Fix your lawn affordably and effectively.

The damage inflicted on turf by drought or insect infestation can be repaired in three different ways. The quickest solution is to replace the damaged areas with sod. However, this is also the most expensive method and it requires regular watering until the grass roots have grown down into the underlying soil. A less expensive option is to cover the bare spots with new loam and then spray hydro-seed, which is a mixture of grass seed and starter fertilizer, on the top. The reason loam must be added is that if we were to simply spread grass seed on top of the damaged areas, the remnants of the old turf would prevent them from coming in contact with the soil, which is required for germination. The option we prefer is slice seeding which is the least expensive method of the three. Slice seeding cuts through the old organic matter, enabling the seeds to come in contact with the newly exposed furrows.

This convenient one-step process involves using a machine consisting of a series of rotating knife-like blades and a hopper filled with a premium seed blend. As the seeder is passed over the lawn, it cuts slits or furrows into the soil while simultaneously depositing the grass seed. Passes are made in two different directions to ensure good seed to soil contact resulting in better overall germination.

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