Hydro seeding vs hay and seed?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WETSCAPE, May 17, 2009.

  1. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Hi all. I am in lower CT. I am debating to do a Hydroseed Job or Hay and seed. The area is almost to big to hay and seed! The area in question is roughly 80' x 130'. I do not know much about Hydroseeding so let me get your thoughts! Yes there is a sprinkler system.
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    should cost between 400 and 800 dollars, for hydroseed. Depends on time required for soil preparation. Be sure to get high-quality seed. Ask to get a copy of seed label.
     
  3. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    Thanks! I am leaning toward this to be done, just need to find someone.
     
  4. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 LawnSite Senior Member
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    if i was to do it, you would be looking at 700. for hydroseed.
    now its a little out of my area.
    but if you want to pay driving time, i will come down..
     
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    area in question is roughly 80' x 130'--By my math, that's 10, 400 square feet. Using a small tractor, and a slice areator /seeder, at a high rate, I would charge only about $300. With 10 bales of straw, which is what you should be using( less weed seeds), and the labor to hand shake it out, you are talking about $5-600range, total. One man can knock that out in an afternoon! Keep looking you will find somebody in that price range.:walking:
     
  6. EA Quinn

    EA Quinn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just saw this thread, but if you ever need any hydroseeding work, don't hesitate to call me. We do a lot of work down state.

    www.eaquinn.com

    (860)633-0115 ext. 23

    -Matt
     

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