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Old 04-29-2006, 10:27 PM
leejoy leejoy is offline
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Grass Seed in Rolled Fabric - help

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I've seen new lawns started with that grass seed embedded in large rolls that cover large areas. typically used for commercial and industrial sites. What is that product called? I can't find it at any landscape supply website or local garden center. I have also seen the "sprayed on" type of seed media where a "green" sprayed mixture of seed and protective coating is applied to new soil. What is that called?

Also, what is the recomended method or sequence of events to start a new lawn where an existing lawn is already established but is half dead. Other than tearing it all out and bringing in new soil which is a major job, what other options are there? what about dethatching the existing turf, then reseeding? or is that a waste of time. I am in northern Illinois area.

thanks

Lee
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:03 PM
gammon landscaping gammon landscaping is offline
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well in rolles there are a few types
1 rolled straw comes in single or double netted
2 the excelser or futura it is coconut or wood fiber better but cost more
3 blue/yellow this is the only product that has the seed fert in it it is a paper towel type of material very expencive
4 hydroseeding is the other process you were talking about
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