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Backpack sprayer question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nobagger, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I am looking for a backpack sprayer that will spray hydroseed . I dont know if they make one specific to that or not. I have researched sprayers but I cant come up with anything. I am looking to use it on obviously small areas maybe 6ft in diameter and under.
  2. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    None that I know of. The problem is that Hydro seeders need a great deal of agitation to keep the mulch in suspension and no backpack I know of has an agitator in it. Also the nozzle needs to be much larger to accomodate the mulch and seed. The flat fans and hollow cones on a backpack would clog up.
    They do make a pelletized mulch that you can spread with a fertilizer spreader that will swell and break apart with irrigation and provide cover to the seed much like hydro mulch.

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