need good advice

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by skrats, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. skrats

    skrats LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    i have been in the maintenance and care business for a few years. i have done about $25,000 dollars in landscape work for my clients. But anyways i would like to start installing lawns(this is with a tractor and powerseeder im thinking) and fertilizer etc. but (1) i would like to have some guidance as to what kind/type of equipment i need as far as tractor and seeder. (2) also how do you determine if you need to put straw down or not and what is the most efficient way to do this.(3) If you can tell me anything that i will run into that will help prepare me for what i am getting into i would really apreciate all of your thoughts, i am open to anything that i need to know.
    thanks for your help:D
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647


    Nothing realy all that fancy as to how I do it.

    New construction -
    Till in compost and peat moss. Hand rake level and remove larger than pebble stones on the surface. Apply seed with a spreader. Top dress with a top soil made from compost or top with peat moss. Instructed to keep moist for 2 weeks water everyday for 2 weeks after that. If the area is large a bobcat is used with attachements.

    Old lawn -
    Sod cut and remove the top layer.
    Same as above.

    Spot seeding -
    Scratch out damage by hand or with power rake. Seed and top dress, If it's on the truck and we can, will weazel the seed in.
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Nothing fancy here either. Just topsoil, skidsteer, seed, and fert. As far as a secret recipe, or methods to my madness... thats called experience. :cool:

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