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Dormant Hydroseeding

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by turfquip, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Does anyone offer this service? Is it practical? Is it the best application method for Zone 6 wintery conditions or should some other option be considered?
  2. The Good Earth

    The Good Earth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I think it is very practical and I don't think it is any better or worse than any other time of year. The seed is just going to sit and germinate until it gets warm enough to pop.

    We have done a few in the winter. We broadcast seed at the normal rate and then cap it with our slurry. Seems to work out well.
  3. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    OK Jay thanks. I was wondring about the need to do it in two steps. Sounds like it works for you.

  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    we're in zone 7 here in fayetteville ( although it depends on who you ask) and I'm hydroseeding a detension pond next week w/ 120 lbs of winter wheat, 50 lbs rye, and 50 lbs of kentucky 31 w/ 10 % dallis grass, along w/ 350 lbs paper mulch and 2lbs slicky sticky, and 50 lbs 19-19-19 for every 10000 square ft. mixed up in my bowie victor 800 w/ 950 gallons of water, it'll be green,green in a month. some folks spec a hulled bermuda, and for a home lawn I'd use a better fescue, and no winter wheat unless they want it. the rye will come up with the fecue a month behind it or so.

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