Drought Seeding 2012

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Rick13, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not saying your method won't work. It obviously does and has been done that way since Moses seeded his yard back in Jerusalem.

    It's just old school, labor intensive and you're sortof limited in the size of properties you can handle. Kudos for finding machines that make life easier for your method though. I am all for that and do the same thing.

    Any excess thatch that comes up is coming up for a reason, and can be spread out with a blower which is what I do, or raked lightly and left in containers at the clients curb.

    That is most certainly insect damage Rick. The fact that you have a thatch problem on the lawn or any lawns backs that up too. Chinch and sod webworm target thatchy lawns iMO.

    At the end of the day that lawn looks very nice. Good job.
  2. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Not knocking slig seeders, but compost on seed IMO is just as easy, and has better results than a slit seeder. His is it more labor intensive?

  3. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    You don't have to install the topsoil. I could leave my chair right now grab my seeder and five bags of seed and seed an acre and be back in my chair five hours from now and make 3000 to 4000 dollars.

    Like I say theres nothing wrong with the soil and seed methods but they are obviously more labor intensive than straight slit seeding.

    There are also times where installing topsoil is absolutely necessary. I sub that out.
  4. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    At $3,000 for 1 acre that's $14.52 a square foot! :laugh:

    At $4,000 for 1 acre that's only $10.89 a square foot!! :nono:

    I'll go after those $3,000 yards!!!! :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead: :confused:

    I think both ways are good....slit seeding and organic compost spreading!!! I didn't mean to make anyone mad... I was just showing what my results were.

    I feel Organic Compost Spreading is like health food for your yard! It's has a lot of benefits and that it has great end results...and at the end of the day...the customer wants results.
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    the concept is not new, but i am glad you found what works for you. in many cases, it is agreat way to go, but too time consuming for sure, what about when you have to reseed 200 lawns? that would take longer than a year to do if you do only 2 lawns per day. see what i mean
  6. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I must be missing where you made anyone mad. *shrugs*
  7. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't go off of a square foot but 1000 sq ft increments and your math is all wrong. I hope you are charging the right price for your hard work and double checking your math.

    $4000.00 for one acre is more like 91 cents per square foot. 3000 is about 68 cents psf.
  8. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Is an acre 43,560 sq ft?
  9. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    2 yards a day x 30 days = 60 in a month

    I might be able to do 3 or 4... I just got the machine.

    60 a month divided by 200= 3.3333 months.

    If and when I get there.... I will let you know....but it won't happen this year....starting to get cold here.

    But thanks, it gives me something I need to look into. Maybe I will have to go from solo to hiring someone? That would help if I need to speed up my organic compost spreading process.
  10. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Organic Compost Is Health Food For Your Yards!!!!!

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