View Full Version : how much sq feet does your hydroseeder cover?

08-17-2009, 04:35 PM
How much sq feet does your hydroseeder cover?

And how does everyone determine how much water to put in the tank?

08-18-2009, 11:50 PM
anybody??? I was thinkin about getting into hydroseeding but I am just getting the knowledge first. I was gonna rent a finn 600 gal to do my yard at home and test my skills.

08-20-2009, 08:18 PM
How big of a hydroseeder? How thick are you covering? Is it flat or sloped?

You have to get much more specific. I usually cover 3500 square feet with my Turfmaker 550 and it is comes out to around 2000 pounds per acre.

08-20-2009, 11:50 PM
I have a Finn T120 and cover about 15,000 square feet per load. Mulch rate depends on slope and mulch type (wood, wood/paper, paper). Mulch is typically mixed at the same amount of bales per load, just covering less square feet per load to adjust lbs per acre.

08-22-2009, 12:42 PM
was just wondering what people can cover with diffrent machines. How many gallons is ur machine and how much can u cover using paper mulch...... On average. Did you come up with this number or did the manufacturer?

08-23-2009, 06:46 AM
Most people run their machines using as much materials as the machine will handle, at least as far as mulch goes and then vary the ground they cover by conditions such as working slower on hillsides so there is more material applied, the steeper the conditions the slower I go and the more material I apply just as evont said. I will decrease the amount of seed in the mix as sthe steepness increases so I am going a fairly constant seeds per sq. ft.

I seed with a 300 gallon and 500 gallon machine. Just as an example, I usually get 4000 sq. ft with my 300 but my last job was a stream bank with almost verticle surfaces and I only covered 1500 with my 300. Job came out great though.

I cover 4000 sq. ft with my 300 and 6600 with my 500. This is not exact. Light fluffy soil will tend to suck up the mulch, hard packed soil you have to be careful because it will be the other way.

08-27-2009, 12:53 AM