The Riviera Bermuda Photo Results are In!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Venturewest, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I just wanted to follow up with some photos of a completed Riviera Bermuda grass hydroseeding job I did on 3 acres. Some of you might remember helping me with some questions regarding hydroseeding bermuda.

    I hydroseeded this about Aug. 18th '07. I took this photo on Oct 3rd '07.

    I had the property shallow tilled with a tractor tiller. We then hydroseeded 1.5 lbs per 1000'2. The sprinkler has 32 zones so the seed was watered 4 times per day for about 10 minutes per time. I used a starter fertilizer 10-20-10.

    The homeowner has since fertilized twice.

    I am really impressed with the growth and spreading in such a short time this late in the season.

    Thanks for all your help, and I hope this helps anyone thinking of hydroseeding bermuda.


  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    So they were watering for 21 hours per day?

    At any rate, it looks great, good even coverage.
  3. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Yeah through the establishment period they were. Probably the first month or so. 10 minutes on a rotor is pretty light watering, it could have actually used more. Pretty windy sight too.
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Looks great... got a closeup of the bermuda... I havem't that blend down here in the south. Is it a thicker blade?

    How much did you get for a 32 zone system? What kind of controller, heads, wire did you use? How long to install?
  5. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I had a sub contractor install the irrigation. It was about 20K for the whole system. Hunter PGPs, 3 acres so there were lots of them. Also alot of beds with 12" pop ups. A well was installed specifically for the system, has a 3 horse pump. It was fairly expensive in itself.

    The riviera is finer bladed than U3. Very, very nice bermuda in our transition zone.

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