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hydro seed spots???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    On some lawns, there are small sections of just dirt. Would it be worth it to hand aerate and spray seed over these spots? Or would they continually need daily watering to actually grow? Just looking for a few ways to make the lawns look nice while I dont have an applicators license for fert.
  2. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    well you need water to germinate grass seed, doesnt matter how it is applied. Also hydroseeding over the existing grass would kill it due to the fiber mulch coating the existing grass. If it a large patch ok if its small id aerate and overseed.
  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    if its just bare spots in an other wise decent lawn just overseed the bare spots and water.
  4. Yerkz

    Yerkz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    If it is a small section then just loosen the soil and drop down some seeds and water. Best results if done during the right time of the year.
  5. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    Im mainly talking about small spots of bare dirt where the grass has been walked on alot, or trees that werent trimmed which cause the grass underneath to not get proper sunlight and die.
    I would hand aerate it and either overseed or hydroseed. My main question is the watering. Once a week service visit, how can you assure that it gets proper water?

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