Hydroseeding germination

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by snuddenstang, May 11, 2005.

  1. snuddenstang

    snuddenstang LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 56

    I just had my back yard hydroseeded 15000 sq feet. They are a repultable company and used Lesco's Field & Athletic seed mix with starter fert and wood mulch. I have full sun in NJ.
    I prepped the soil with a rock box and have 6 above ground sprinklers that cover the entire yard.
    I am keeping the wood mulch moist and water in the morning and evenings.
    Now, my question:
    How long untill the seed starts growing and will there be spotty areas?
     
  2. grasshopperslc

    grasshopperslc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    With what I've herd about hydro-seeding your new lawn should be pretty full,and it should take anywhere from 5 to 8 weeks to come up nice.Now with hydro-seeding the grass starts germinating before it even gets into the soil.That Lesco mix I think consists of,Perennial Ryegrass,Turf-Type tall fescue or bluegrass or all three.But I'm not 100% sure? You might already know what kind of seed it is,I blabber allot :rolleyes: ,but I do know some stuff about grass seed. :D

    Good Luck bud with the new lawn!! :waving:
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,571

    This was hydroseeded on April 18th. But the first 7-9 days after that were really cold and actually had some snow so I am sure that slowed it down a little. We are watering it every other day and are pretty happy with the results so far......we had 28,000 sq. ft done......

    Derek

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  4. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Posts: 179

    the main purpose of hydroseeding is even seed germination. if done correctly, a tackifier will bind the seed, mulch, and fert., evenly together. Some guys will soak the "slury" in the tank overnight before application. This will help the seed germinate a bit quicker, but other wise there is not a huge difference in time between conventinal seeding.
    This time of year expect to see grass starting to come on in 9 days.
     
  5. snuddenstang

    snuddenstang LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 56

    I have been watering like a mad man. Thre are spots that I dont really see any seed. Should I throw some seed in these areas?
     
  6. snuddenstang

    snuddenstang LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 56

    It's been a week and still not 1 single new blade of grass.
    I am watering all the time and still nothing.
    I hope it starts to pop soon.
     
  7. aclassic

    aclassic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    i know your anctious for it to grow, but quit freakin out...you shouldve had it sodded if you want it that fast. go on vacation or something, it'll be gorgeous when you come back
     
  8. The Good Earth

    The Good Earth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    I am stepping out against my better judgement but here goes. What are your soil temps and what does the mulch coverage look like? How much water are you putting down and when are you watering? What rate did they fert the job at and when are they due back to throw another round of fert?
     

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