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Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Hydroseeding prep/ leveling
« Last post by StuveXT on Yesterday at 10:04:44 PM »
We use an ASV RC 30 with a Rotodairon & do almost no raking by hand.  The only places would be edges around the house.  If you go over the yard in 'cross hatch' it really will lay flat.

You might check out the Dingo walk behinds, they had the Rotodairon also. 
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Hydroseeding prep/ leveling
« Last post by landscaper1009 on Tue April 17, 2018, 02:58:18 PM »
I'm not sure if they have "mini" sized units, but ATI has a great ground prep unit as does Roto Dairon.  Harley rakes work well also.
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Hydroseeding prep/ leveling
« Last post by Bowie Man on Tue April 17, 2018, 01:25:29 PM »
Wow have things progressed since the days of York Rakes and 48" aluminum grading rakes.  Walk behind Harley rakes sound great for a small, tight area.
Without knowing all the details some solutions that come to mind.   A high end rototiller that would till the soil deeper and bury most debris would hopefully minimize your raking.  If the areas are that small, you can also add "screened soil over the top to level and leave a nice seed bed.
Hydro Seeding Information / Hydroseeding prep/ leveling
« Last post by ProTilling on Tue April 17, 2018, 11:34:40 AM »
I starting prepping yards for hydroseeing and sod a few years ago and that led me to get into hydroseeding.  I primarily used a tiller for hydroseeding prep and started out raking the yards by hand.  After a few yards I realized I didn't want to rake by hand that much anymore and I stopped offering that service. 

Now that I am now doing hydroseeding there is that gap between tilling and hydroseeding where it needs to be raked and I don't want to do it and the client doesn't want to do it so they are going another route even if it is more expensive.

That has led me to look into several options for filling in that gap of raking and leveling.  I just wanted to hear from you guys to see what you do.  How many people offer preparation services along with hydroseeding?  What equipment do you use?  Due to cost and the typical size of jobs in this area, a skid steer or tractor with a Harley rake is not an option at this time.   The two other options I have found is a "Turf Teq Power Rake" or a "Harley Rake, Walk-Behind Model W3 with 3' Power Box Rake". Another more expensive option is a Dingo type unit with a Harley Rake. I have been having a hard time finding any of this equipment used so I will most likely have to buy something new.

Are there any other options I haven't come across?  I would just like to see what you guys have seen done or used. 

Free Classifieds / Re: Monarch tsp-4K
« Last post by mmhs on Wed April 11, 2018, 08:17:20 AM »
Did you get pictures and how much do you want for it?
New to Hydro Seeding / Re: New to Hydroseeding
« Last post by Turboguy on Sat April 07, 2018, 10:26:31 PM »
Welcome to the forum Charlie.   Yes, you can hydroseed shady areas.  You would typically use a different seed mix.  There are some blends that are considered "Shady Mixes".   That would be the best thing to use.  If you get an area where the grass doesn't get any sun at all that might be a little tougher to get good results. 

When you ask about areas that have an existing lawn I will give a couple of different answers.  If it is a lawn with dead spots from construction, traffic, dogs, grubs or whatever then yes hydroseeding will work great and is an excellent way to deal with that problem.  I probably do 20-30 lawns a year like that.  If it is a lawn that is thin such as a lawn that was dry seeded but didn't come in well that would also be a good application.   Now if it is a lawn that is relatively thick and they just want to overseed to thicken it up even more then slit seeding might be a better way to go for that application.
New to Hydro Seeding / New to Hydroseeding
« Last post by excavationcontractorsct on Sat April 07, 2018, 06:59:34 PM »
Hey Everyone,

I'm new here and to the whole hydroseeding world so I thought this would be a good place to start

I am the owner of an excavation business and have a client looking to do some hydroseeding after we finish a job.  Does hydroseeding work well in areas that have more shade and can we hydroseed in areas that already have existing lawn.  Thank you

-Charlie Read
Excavation Contractors CT
94 Sand Pit Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
Home owner / Customer Questions / Help / Re: Looking for recommendations for my slope
« Last post by Turboguy on Fri April 06, 2018, 08:56:31 AM »
I would be fine with doing that for you.  I did cut back on my area last year and have tried to stay to the north and west of Pittsburgh but until last year I went as far as Irwin.  I would like to tie it into another job since it is a small job and have one I will be doing soon in Carnegie that will tie in well with yours if you want me to do it.  A lot of guys don't like small jobs but I am fine with them.  I will send you a PM. 

Home owner / Customer Questions / Help / Re: Looking for recommendations for my slope
« Last post by Jhall on Thu April 05, 2018, 06:21:18 PM »
Thank you both for responding. I'm glad to hear that it is possible to hydroseed this hillside. I was looking into planting ground cover but i think that hydroseeding will provide the best results...

Turboguy, I'm located in Forest Hills, is that too far out of your realm? and if not is the project too small of an undertaking for you? I have another small slope (around 300 sq ft) in between my neighbors yard that I'd be interested in getting done also.
New to Hydro Seeding / Re: what is the best seed for slopes in southern Mississippi?
« Last post by mdayon on Thu April 05, 2018, 03:58:29 PM »
Thanks we went with Hulled Bermuda.
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