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GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:29 AM
Last year before we started on it.

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:30 AM
Another pic of before

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:32 AM
We've aerated, dethatched and fertilized part of the yard and have filled a big sinkhole that covered about a third of the yard. This pic is in the process of laying down the topsoil

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:36 AM
Now we have finished the topsoil and hydromulched it.

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:37 AM
Oh, here is another before pic

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:38 AM
And here it is a couple of weeks ago. We have been doing the fertilizing and liming but we don't do the mowing.

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:40 AM
Maybe I should put the pic in :o

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 09:41 AM
And another pic from this year.

BMFD92
07-06-2004, 01:11 PM
excellent work.

FLANDERS
07-06-2004, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by GreginAlaska
Now we have finished the topsoil and hydromulched it.

Bit of a newbie questions, but what is hydromulch and how does it work?

Ryan

GreginAlaska
07-06-2004, 08:24 PM
Most people would call it "hydroseeding". Basically we have a tank with an agitator in it. We put in water, mulch that is made from either recycled newspapers or lumber, add grass seed and fertilizer, then spray it on the ground. We put in some nifty little products like "tackifier" to help hold it in place. etc.

Thanks BMF :)

EastProLawn
07-08-2004, 10:37 PM
Nice work, very nice work indeed.

youngdude
07-08-2004, 10:53 PM
Do you really need tackifier when doing a lawn that size? I thought the tackifier was used only in really hilly places.

wriken
07-08-2004, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by youngdude
Do you really need tackifier when doing a lawn that size? I thought the tackifier was used only in really hilly places.

a good rain will ball it all up, use tack to hold it in place, even on level ground. There's all kinds of goodies to put with the stuff.

94chevytruck
07-08-2004, 11:31 PM
Ryan-
Hydromulch is a term used to describe a process in which a truck pulls up, a could guys run it and spray grass seed out of a nozzle kinda like on a fire truck. It is mix with other stuff to keep from washing away. It works really well.
David

GreginAlaska
07-09-2004, 06:40 AM
Thanks East

We use tack in every load, it holds the material in place and even keeps it from being blown away if the people don't water it...than it will germinate in the rainy season :blob3:

Tack also helps to reduce friction in the hoses, makes for less clogs.