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Hydroseeding?? Anyone any experiences?

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Anyone got any experience of hydroseeding grass for a steep banking?

 

Im renovating an old building and have dug the banking away behind it, removed a few thousand Ts now but got it back to a 45 slope about 500m sq.

Builders are just putting finally touches to it this week.

Be about 10 long the slope 

 

He has mentioned hydroseeding, just to guarantee a good catch/take esp at this time of year as just getting to the end of grass seeding where i am ( SW scotland about 250ish m )

 

Is it worth the extra money??

Or just hand sow it??

 

Cheers

 

 

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The secret to good grass seeding is preparation, good prep means a fine compact even soil with organic matter and nutrients, if you have this then seed by hand work of a ladder. If you have access to the top of the slope get blec cultipack rope it to a vehicle and starting at bottom of slope work your way along and up shortening the rope as you go 

if your soil is stone and builders waste just Chuck seed over and forget same as hydro seeding but much cheaper

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No there no stone or builders rubble in banking just the sub soil at the minute, hopefully get it top soiled next few days.

 

So u don't reckon its worth it?

Just worried at this time of year up here wont really get a 2nd chance if any areas are missed or dont take, and dont really wat a 45 degree batter 2m from back of house with bare soil over winter

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So why not turf the bottom of the slope near house to slow run off and seed up slope 

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hydro seeding is for big areas for the small area you have just use coated grass seed this is the time of year you want to be doing it when the ground is still warm but there is moisture in the ground and don't forget you can get different types of seed for the area you are doing eg shade, hard wearing etc. 

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Been looking at hydroseeding recently to, its currently covered in brambles, is it best to herbicide treat it first 

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