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Old 03-28-2012, 10:24 PM
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Seeding a berm thats a 3 to 1 slope

Hello, I got a bid/contract I am working on planting 130 acres of natural grass seed with a seeder, I plan on using a 45 horse compact utility tractor, with a 8 or 9 foot 3pt seeder. I am going to install wheel weights and put fluid in tires for added traction. It will all mostly be at a 3 to 1 slope or less, on back side of a earth dike that is being used to hold back water, after that I am installed straw errison blanket on top of it.

Any advice would be helpful. anybody planted at this slope? I wanted to hydroseed it all but it would cost them to much they said.


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Old 03-29-2012, 09:05 PM
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what exactly is your question?
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:38 PM
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Any one else think that 100 acres of erosion blanket would be much more expensive than hydro seeding?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:02 PM
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My calculation is quite a bit more.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:30 PM
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Any one else think that 100 acres of erosion blanket would be much more expensive than hydro seeding?
Maybe, but you'll get better erosion control with the blanket over hydro seeding.

I wouldn't take any chances on a hydro seeding in this situation, especially because it's a levy.

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:27 AM
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for 2 acres i could see this helping, but 100 acres?? control the situation with basic erosion control techniques and do a regular maintenance contract to fix the run off.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:03 PM
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I agree that at that size hydroseeding should be cheaper than blankets. A good tackifier mixed in should handle the slope.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:22 PM
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A job that size you should be able to find someone to hydroseed it for around 4 to 4.5 cents per foot which is going to be way cheaper than any other way and with a good tackifer it should hold fine even being a levy. I hydroseed banks a lot steeper than that without a problem.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:00 PM
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Mowing or even pulling a seed spreader behind the TRX-34 on steep hills would be the ticket if your tractor tears the soil too much. www.SummitMowers.com


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