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Renting slit seeders in Atlanta

Posted by hsbgsu Atlanta (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 10, 08 at 17:30

I'd like to overseed my fescue this fall. I've read many articles about the advantages of a slit seeder, especially in these dry conditions. They all blithely say "rent one from your local garden center." I've called over 15 tool rental companies and nobody has one.

Does anybody know of a place in the Atlanta area (preferably Dekalb) that rents a verticutter with a seeder?

Thank you for your help.

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RE: Renting slit seeders in Atlanta

Walter Reeves just did a show on overseeding fescue and he says a slit seeder is just another name for a power dethatcher which may have a seed hopper attached. The one he used did not, but it had a big sticker on it that said Bluebird Rental. What he did was used the dethatcher in three passes, two in perpencicular passes and one diagonal, then spread his seed.


RE: Renting slit seeders in Atlanta

The difference is in the blades. A dethatcher uses flail blades where as a slit seeder (aka groomer or verticutter) uses delta blades. The flail blades tear up the turf leaving a huge mess. The delta blades make vertical slits in the ground.

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