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Old 02-22-2010, 08:36 PM
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Great replies guys! What are your favorite seed mixes?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:49 PM
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Iam with barefoot only i top dress than slit seed over top now that works great
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:50 PM
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WOW disagree what a dumb---- David is
That bare ground better be fluffed up with a harley rake - bare hard ground with hydroseed is a recipe for disaster.

If he would ever get a top dresser built and you could spread compost over the top of slit seeding his unit (both LS units) would hands down be better than a hydroseeder (and I own one of each a hydroseeder and a TR) hydroseeders have their place like hillsides and shooting tackifier but level ground slit seeded with a compost spread over the top will hands down kick hydroseeders arsh. HS might be easier but better on bare ground - NO.
Reason is nutrition, seed cover, posture retention and the cocoon effect - whole different subject - but basically the seed has great seed to soil contact. I have many properties that I have done side by side comparisons hydroseeding vs TR seeding and covering with compost (keep in mind we spread compost over the top - David........ David......... wake up dude and stop making brush cutters, and dog wire buriers...... and ????) Get to work on the compost spreader and this subject would be mute. Please folks keep in mind compost keeps the seed moist, much better than hydromulch - since folks don't water it anyways, covering the seed with compost will always win!
Does your compost vary or do you use the same material on every application? If so....what do you use and where do you get the material?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:56 PM
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Nugent on River Road ask for Bones tell him Barefoot the compost man sent you. HOWEVER Throughbred in Lexington has some potent OMRI compost 2 types from horse bedding I have tested - double the price but very sweet stuff. I'm trying to fiqure a way to get somebody to carry it here in Louisville. Might be me! Stay tuned to the this Bat Channel
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Great replies guys! What are your favorite seed mixes?
Depends on the situation.

High traffic areas and larger open spaces I tend to use a turf blend. Has a mix of Perenial Rye, Fescue, and KBG.

High quality lawns I prefer to try and get a stand of strait blue-grass, or have a sod farm cut it.

In shaded areas I use a shade mix composed mostly of fine-leaf fescues that can maybe withstand the shaded areas.
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