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Lookin to get into hydroseedin

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by brandon swafford, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. brandon swafford

    brandon swafford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    What are some pros an cons
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  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Pros- if there are plenty of construction jobs then you can likely land some hydro seeding jobs. Many of the big guys doing landscape install, irrigation install, sod install and some hydroseeding all in one.

    Hydroseeding is very cost effective so it will often survive in large construction. Small jobs seem to be all sod.

    The good equipment is expensive. I think about 25K for the smallest unit that is true commercial grade.
  3. brandon swafford

    brandon swafford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    I thank u of the input on it it's jus idea thats poped in my head while on the mower today
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  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Around here they get a nickel a sqft.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Around here they are all out of business.
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  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,225

    Hydroseeding depends on new construction of homes and commercial properties. If you don't have lots of such in your area, you won't be able to make the payments on the equipment. I am sure there are plenty of repos for sale cheap

    You also need tractors and trailers for them. You need to do a lot of prep work, smooth grade, rake out rocks, haul in topsoil.

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