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LorentzLawnSnow
09-10-2005, 08:19 PM
just wondering what some of you big city guys use to cover your fresh seedings. i live in a rural community so it is not hard to find straw to use. but i would figure it would not be so readily available in a more urban setting.

DBL
09-11-2005, 02:09 AM
the best stuff in the world is germanation paper and it can be bought almost anywhere its just like straw but its all together and it hasnt failed us yet. we can even plant on a hill and it holds the seed there its great

battags
09-11-2005, 06:17 AM
Lebanon Turf Penn Mulch or Lesco Seed Starter 2.

Brian

LorentzLawnSnow
09-11-2005, 09:05 AM
how does all that stuff compare in price to straw, we pay $2.00 a square bale

indy2tall
09-11-2005, 10:18 AM
How do you mow a freshly seeded area after it has started to grow? I would think you could not run a large walk behind or ztr on it without damaging the new grass. Do you use a 21" mower till it is fully established?

DBL
09-11-2005, 11:29 AM
it is so much better than straw because it stays together and wont spread out and fly all over the place and for about 30' by 3' itll run you 25 bucks and you can charge a lot to use it and i love it

DBL
09-11-2005, 11:31 AM
for mowing it i would cut it until it is atleast 3 to 3 1/2 inches tall and in a full state then only take about a 1/4 inh off then a little more the next week and youll be good

battags
09-12-2005, 10:20 PM
it is so much better than straw because it stays together and wont spread out and fly all over the place and for about 30' by 3' itll run you 25 bucks and you can charge a lot to use it and i love it


Not to mention that it will not introduce weed seed to your new lawn, as straw often will!

Brian

olderthandirt
09-12-2005, 10:46 PM
it is so much better than straw because it stays together and wont spread out and fly all over the place and for about 30' by 3' itll run you 25 bucks and you can charge a lot to use it and i love it

Thats $25 for 90 sq. ft The average 1/4 acre property here is 75x150 =11,250 - the house drive etc and the average lawn are is 7,500 sq ft.
So 7,500 sq. ft. divided by 90 sq.ft. per roll and your cost is $2083 for 83 rolls.
Who pays this price and why? its cheaper to have a lawn sodded than it would be to use the "germinatin paper"

muddstopper
09-13-2005, 07:25 PM
Thats $25 for 90 sq. ft The average 1/4 acre property here is 75x150 =11,250 - the house drive etc and the average lawn are is 7,500 sq ft.
So 7,500 sq. ft. divided by 90 sq.ft. per roll and your cost is $2083 for 83 rolls.
Who pays this price and why? its cheaper to have a lawn sodded than it would be to use the "germinatin paper"

Couldnt have said it better myself. I can hydroseed that same 11,250 sqft for about $600 and that includes seed, fert, lime, and mulch. And I would be done in less than an hour.

DBL
09-13-2005, 08:19 PM
alright guys thats fine and dandy ive sodded over 700 sq. feet at a house and sod is good for some places but under trees in high shade or just small ares it works great