[how Do I Prepare A Lawn For Hydro Seeding]

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Hometown Lawn Care, May 17, 2004.

  1. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    How exactly would I go about priceing....and actually prepareing this lot for hydro seeding... its roughly 3000 sqft... with weeds..

    I have a nice rototiller...but I want to kno what i'll need and how to go about doing it...


    ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
     
  2. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    uppin...

    please anybody?
     
  3. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,967

    Well Hometown, if a nice rototiller is what you have to work with, and since it is only 3000 feet, work with that.

    Some guys might like to go through and spray a herbicide first. Many would not. If you are only using the tiller I would try to make two passes a few days apart. Level it off as well as you can which can be done with anything from a hand rake up and hydro seed. If you did use a herbicide you should wait at least two weeks, preferably three before you hydro seed. The herbicide can effect the germination of your lawn seed.
     
  4. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    sod cut it, rake it, seed it
     
  5. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    thanks any idea on priceing?
     
  6. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    to prepare for seed i charge .15 per square foot

    thats sod cutting and raking out the area-- more if loam is needed
     
  7. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    round-up doesnt effect seed germination...

    Todd
     

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