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  1. Landscape Maintenance
    How about: 1) mow low-ish, then 2) throw down seed, then 3) aerate? It’s not likely that seeds would fall into core holes anyway, but this process would 100% prevent that. And rolling the aerator over the lawn and pulling cores to the top would increase seed-to-soil contact. Especially once...
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey business owners.... So BIL put my name out there to a neighbor who has a horrible "contractor" quality yard job in a newish (10yr old) development.... Hed like irrigation, and enriching soil to sustain the new seed that will also be laid. I will add new top soil and lime with erosion mat...
  3. Turf Renovation
    I have two customers they welling to pay but they are asking for a quote. I want to get involve laying sods I just don't know how much to charge on labor. I found two places I can purchase sod for $100 and or $120 for 450 sqft, both has a travel to pick them up. How much you all charge per sqft...
  4. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Is there a difference between high end vs low end seeds in potential for the grass to self replicating and sustain itself longer without over seeding every season. (IE i have been dumping superior brand seed from fleet farm vs scotts etc etc)
  5. Marketplace
    I am looking for an Olathe Aero-Seeder 84 does anyone know where i can get my hands on one?? i have a couple that have been refurbished time and time again so i am able to work with any condition olathe... no machine has given me results as the olathe plese help!!
  6. Turf Renovation
    Just some input. I went to demo a stinger walk behind that a friend had bought he has about 15 hours using it. I'm looking for a new walk behind I have a older Ryan 5. I was on the road with all my machines doing aeration so I had my Ryan with me and met him on his job. The lawn was about 6000...
  7. Turf Renovation
    Hello All, I have approx. 3k sqft worth of grass to overseed. I was wondering what you guys charge? I get a Sun & Shade Mixture for: 10lb: $27.33 50lb: $108.64 I would roughly put down 4-5lb per 1k sqft. Thanks!
  8. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    The soil test I got recommended ammonium sulfate. I'm doing a complete renovation and plan on seeding in a couple weeks. Will it harm seed germination? TIA
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello all im in Texas, and new to hydro-mulching im doing this project that requires it & i looking to purchase a machine. any thoughts? and also best slurry mix? & finally how much to charge?
  10. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I need help bidding out a French drain . Hes wonts to use the ez flow french drain Total lenth is 155ft long and come over a 20ft section . There is a french drain done in but said they didn't use gravel only the pipe when they done it last time... so digging I wouldn't hit any rock. I...
  11. Turf Renovation
    I was just curious. I know how to do the above but I was wondering if anyone had any specific ways they prefer to do it. Or any extra helpful tips that you guys employ for any of the above. Looking for more ways to save time and produce quality. Thanks!
  12. Marketplace
    hello, i am in the market to purchase a hydroseeder in the MN area. I have no issues with shipping if the price is right. Looking for a jet 300 or so gal. More for patch work and a few re-seeds after flooding. Would also be interested in one that needs a little work. was going to build...
  13. Turf Renovation
    I just completed the build of our new house. We have 18 acres of which 6 of it was scraped to build our driveway. So we currently have 6 acres of exposed dirt. It's this 6 acres I am asking about. The property is hilly so we are getting quite a bit of erosion every heavy rainfall we receive...
  14. Turf Renovation
    hello all! new member here from southeast missouri and i have a few questions. i have roughly about a 3 acre yard and im looking to rehab it a little at a time. last year i bought several loads of top soil (red clay is what was left after clearing the site for the home) and 9 pallets of bermuda...
  15. Landscape Maintenance
    Ok, please save all the hate, but I have a question about a potential mistake I made with fertilization and weed control. A week and a half ago, I aerated and overseeded for a fescue lawn. Today, I put some starter fertilizer on it to enhance the germination and growth. I spread it properly...
  16. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hi, I'm wondering if it's too late to overseed this week in the Minneapolis area. My current lawn situation is OK. I have about 70% good turf, the rest is a mix of quack, crabgrass and dandelions. My lawn was just mowed this weekend at 3" high. PICTURES HERE: I was going to do 1 of 3 options...
  17. Fertilizer Application
    So, I am going to be doing my own fertilizer and seed application in about a week and want to see if I am even close with my calculations for the amounts to be applied. I factored in a total of 3,400 square feet of total lawn area. For Fertilizer, my bag weighs 42lb, is 29% nitrogen and meant...
  18. Turf Renovation
    Hi everyone, I am coming to the end of my third year in business. Most of my work so far has just been mowing, mulch, bush/hedge trimming, plant installation and clean ups. I am thinking about starting slit seeding this fall and adding more lawn care services to my business. I just had a few...
  19. Marketplace
    Ryan Mataway a lawn renovator machine for slicing and planting seed. Need to thin out some of my extra equipment. No need to have two. Great money maker for redoing lawns. Take a mixed up lawn, spray with Glyphosate, wait a couple days and seed. As the old grass dies the new seed germinates...
  20. Turf Renovation
    I'm a young guy with a few small residential accounts in NE OHIO trying to offer a few new services to existing accounts. I recently seeded a backyard and did an overseed for another one of my accounts. The seeding is coming in well. However the overseed I am running in to some self inflicted...
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