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Hydroseeding question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PrimeGreen Lawn, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. PrimeGreen Lawn

    PrimeGreen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I checked the searches, and still have a few questions. For starters, applying hydroseed to new lawns is easy. The question is, for overseeding applications where the grass is clumpy, maybe sparse, thin....what do I need to do to prep this before spraying? Can I just shoot it like I do prepared dirt?

  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    Round-up the existing lawn and loosen soil with a harley rake or gill.

    Seeding over hard soil it like spraying on concrete: it'll germinate but not grow. Tender new roots don't penatrate hard soil.
  3. Shawn Burns

    Shawn Burns LawnSite Member
    from N.C.
    Posts: 181

    I have found that in order to keep the quality up it has to be an all or none deal. Like kent lawns said, kill, till and shoot.

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