Dry Seed or Hydroseed?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by UghClay, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. UghClay

    UghClay LawnSite Member
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    I am renovating my back yard, I've killed off all the existing grass/weeds with RoundUp, the area is being re-graded back to a finish grade, and appropriate amounts of lime/peat moss are being applied. My next step is to seed/fertilize and I'm debating between just spreading the starter fertilizer and seed myself or renting a hydroseeder to spray the seed/fertilizer/hydroseed mulch mix onto the ground. Any thoughts on whether hydroseeding is worth the additional expense? Or will I end up with close to the same lawn by just spreading the seed/fertilizer?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    a hydo seeder just cuts running across the yard down alot. and increanses productivity. it just epends of how much yrad you have really
     
  3. UghClay

    UghClay LawnSite Member
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    I have about 14,000 sq ft in my back yard.
     
  4. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    so its a new grade you say?
     
  5. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    if it is a nwe grande i would apply the seed with a spreader. then i would apply starter fert, the apply the excelsior matting to control the seed from washing. as small as it sounds i wouldn't do a hydro seed.
     

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