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Old 01-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #31
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Obviously soil prep, rototilling, etc. has to happen with whatever you do first but you are obviously on to this concept. Where are you? You do not want to be forcing sod to take, hydroseeding or whatever if it is so cold the plant material will be scared?

You wlll love the concept and be the envy of your friends with the hydroseeding concept.
I am from Los Angeles area, Zip code - 91741. Can hydroseeding/Mulching be done a novice, just like me..

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I am from Los Angeles area, Zip code - 91741. Can hydroseeding/Mulching be done a novice, just like me..
Sure, I suppose you can rent the equipment and the materials but hydroseeding contractors I use are so inexpensive I would not think about it.
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Sure, I suppose you can rent the equipment and the materials but hydroseeding contractors I use are so inexpensive I would not think about it.
Ok. Let me contact them and see hou much it is going to cost me ..
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So what was the result? I am struggling with the same things, alot of weeds and bad grass in my backyard and was advised to use a tiller. I want to start the project this week and was interested to see what worked for you and what didnt. Did you also use the chemicals as we are trying to avoid that route.
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So what was the result? I am struggling with the same issue, alot of weeds and bad grass in my backyard and was advised to use a tiller. My concern is the tiller will replant the weeds and bad grass. I want to start the project this week and was interested to see what worked for you and what didnt. Did you also use the chemicals as we are trying to avoid that route.
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So what was the result? I am struggling with the same issue, alot of weeds and bad grass in my backyard and was advised to use a tiller. My concern is the tiller will replant the weeds and bad grass. I want to start the project this week and was interested to see what worked for you and what didnt. Did you also use the chemicals as we are trying to avoid that route.
I did use the tiller but in the later part. A nursery guy suggested me the following process.. long and tedious but worked for me.

I manually plucked all the weeds. Then I kept waterng the area for 3 weeks on the dirt. As new weeds comin up and I was plucking them out with roots. But as the time passed, the weeds generation is slow to nil. It means all the weeds are gone..

Then I did rototilling with some topsoil and amendements.. Here Rototilling is to mix the soil with amedments. Then I laid down sod..

It worked for me.. I have NOT used any chemicals.
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if you do this all concentrate grass weed killer will kill everything but you will not be able to put any sod down for 4 months because it will die because it had soaked into the ground especially the roundup concentrate the expensive kind you will just waste alot of money till the land loosen it up remove weeds before hand with a shovel then prep and plant

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