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Main Category => Hydro Seeding Information => : EvergreenD Mon August 02, 2021, 12:23:40 PM

: Hydroseeding supplies, Louisiana
: EvergreenD Mon August 02, 2021, 12:23:40 PM
I'm having a very hard time locating profile cover grow or any paper mulch for that matter, here in South West Louisiana. Ewing, southern geo supply, and some others have 0. Anyone have any suggestions?
: Re: Hydroseeding supplies, Louisiana
: EvergreenD Mon August 02, 2021, 12:25:55 PM
forgot to mention, my pump is a Mit-40, how well would it pump a 70/30 blend? 70 being wood.
: Re: Hydroseeding supplies, Louisiana
: Turboguy Mon August 02, 2021, 09:42:42 PM
I have seen guys who sprayed 70/30 regularly with a similar pump on their unit.  Some 70/30 mulches are easier to spray than others.  Let it mix a little longer since the mulch will absorb water for a longer time than paper.  Don't let it sit for a long time after you have sprayed a load without flushing it out.  Wood will absorb water for hours and keeps swelling as it absorbs water. 

If I use a similar mulch I actually like to add the mulch first (dry in other words).  That gives it more time to absorb water.  That might sound scary but I have never had an issue doing it.

Keep your agitation going as much as you can.  Sometimes if you didn't let it mix long enough the water will leach out of the wood and you can end up with 6 inches of mulch on the bottom of the tank that the water has leached out of.  If you see that or lose spray power just stop spraying and use whatever is left in the tank for part of the next load.

One last thing.  If you have one of our Turbo Turf units for paper mulch we like the jets pointed up since it will mix paper mulch faster.   For a blend you might think about pointing them down.  It is pretty easy to change them and should help prevent that leaching issue I talked about.  I would say give it a try.  Don't buy a truckload of blend mulch though until you give it a shot.

Many mulch manufacturers seem to be having trouble keeping up with business.  I have heard that many have a lead time of 6 weeks or so.
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