Seeding new lawn

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bridges, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    What do you guys for seeding a new lawn?

    Do you put the seed down with a spreader and rake it in. Or do you do it differently.

    I normally rake it in by hand with a big rake then roll.

    I have a big area to cover, wasn't sure if there was an easier way. But then again nothing is easy.

    Thanks Tony
  2. sidebuz

    sidebuz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Once there area is prepared, you have two options. 1) Get your hands on a small tractor and drill seeder (Brillion, Land Pride, etc.). Bigger the area, bigger the seeder. 2) Hydroseed it.

    If it is an acre or bigger, go the tractor/seeder route. Saves the most time and the client money unless he wants it hydroseed.
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Spread it, then use an areator to turn up the soil and put the seed where it need to be.

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