pennmulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeff_0, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
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    I've read in lawn and landscape magazine that it's a good product to use.. anyone use this and how is it applied.. this could be a good alternative to use instead of straw on a yard that i have to seed next weed.. all details helpful.
     
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Jeff-We've been using it for a few years with good results. We usually spread it by hand, but it can also be run through the Lesco spreader. Overall, I've had good luck with it.
     
  3. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
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    so it can be ran through a regular drop sprader...
     
  4. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Jeff- They make a drop spreader specifically for Pennmulch, I'm not sure if it would run though any drop spreader. I used a broadcast spreader and had to make several passes.
    How much of an area are you doing?
     
  5. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    compared to straw? is that the greenish stuff they use in hydroseeding?
    I've heard of it but never knew.
    Around here (farm country) straw is 2.00 a large bale. (1000'+)
     
  6. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
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    the area is 6000 sq ft.
     
  8. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    I have used it along with seed aide. The advantage is easier application and it will go away if applied at the proper rate. Prettier to look at too. Straw is still better on a steep slope. I found that the easiest way to spread is to use a shovel and sprinkle/throw.
     
  9. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    I put it on with a Gandy drop spreader in larger areas, or throw it on in small spots.
    My price is 11 bucks for 50 lb bag, which will cover about 750 square feet.
    It does look nice, holds moisture, and dosn't blow away.
    I carry some in a 5 gallon bucket for repair work all the time.
    (I can't justify a bale chopper or hydro seeder with the volume I do)
    Try some!
     
  10. lx665

    lx665 LawnSite Member
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    I tired Pennmulch and was disappointed. It's expensive, straw is much cheaper.

    John
     

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