Agree......Sounds like your friend was trying to sell sod. Hydro can be done for pennies on the dollar vs. sod. And that's being generous.
On an area that big, I would go hydro.
Wow...we have something cheaper than the mainland...Hydro-10 cents a sq. ft.Agree......
Had a reno a couple of years ago. The yard was completely scraped. The owner was contacting landscape and sod guys I think .50 - 1.00 sq ft. I recommended hydro. .15 sq ft.
what are stolons??Depending on the grass you want, you may even be able to get stolons. May cost a little more than seed and much faster to establish, but still far less expensive than sod. Seashore Paspallum is popular here because of the salt tolerance. Going with stolons you can also treat with herbicides a lot earlier than with seed.
That would hardly even cover the cost of seed.A guy asked for a SODing quote on 5,100 sqft. I submitted a price to him and he told me he had a guy who said he could do the whole thing for....get this.............
I told him to go for it, just don't pay him first!! :w00t:
Not trying to bag on hydro-seeding, but there is more to it than just the price. Actually trying to get my HOA to allow me to HS right now, but there are serious drawbacks here.
With sod, soil is prepped and sod is down the same day usually. Weeds are immediately smothered out. Not the case with HS. Soil is prepped and then the landscapers create a perfect growing environment for weeds. Here in the mountains, we have different weeds going to seed all summer long. The weeds like dandelions sprout up much faster than the grasses, and next thing you know, you've got 50% weeds and 50% grass. The first year with HS requires pretty intense maintenance, but after that you get a better lawn.