What is Hydroseeding?
More economical choice for the
desired turf without the expense.
Longer lasting healthier lawn.
Hydroseeding provides a thicker,
more uniform law.
Hydroseeding is a grass planting process, that is the most cost-effective choice for establishing a lush green lawn without the expense, time consumption, or material costs of sod or broadcast seeding. In a few quick weeks you will have a beautiful healthy lush lawn.
Virtually any grass or erosion control seed that can be planted by seed can also be hydro seeded. This includes any sun or shade lawn seed, athletic field mixed. pasture mixed, native grasses, wildflowers, roadside mixes and erosion control mixes.
Application of Hydroseeding
The process of hydro seeding begins with a proportionately combined product of wood fibre mulch, seed, and fertilizer and a tackifier (type of adhesive) mixed with water. It is then applied by a high pressure spray unit to evenly cover the soil anchoring itself like a blanket of interlocking fibres. The layer sets, forming a crust over the ground. This creates a incubation nursery for the seed to germinate. This crust also protects the seed from exposure to the harsh elements such as; wind, sun, drying heat, birds, etc. that are damaging to the germinating seed, which results in a loss of seed product.
As well as providing erosion control from heavy rains by helping to hold the soil in place and reducing the seed wash out, establishing a uniform coverage of grass. The material enhances an ideal depth for the seed, with amazing ability to sustain uniform water retention. All in which provides a perfectly balanced micro-enviroment beneficial to seed germination and growth. Resulting in a optimum beautiful lush thick healthy lawn.
What is Overseeding?
For various reasons, old turf sometimes deteriorates dramatically or dies out completely. Overseeding with an improved grass seed mixture can get new turf growing in bare areas as well as “sprucing up” areas where the turf is thin and unhealthy looking. They’re often more disease and insect prone, requiring more fertilizer and water.
Overseeding newer turfgrass varieties into an older lawn can help it better withstand insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic. The investment in overseeding pays off by reducing the amount of fertilizer, water and pesticides required. Most importantly, a renovated lawn stays greener and looks thicker and healthier!
Advantages of Hydroseeding
With hydroseeding’s ability to retain up to 10 times its weight in water, it’s definitely proved to be the best method for fast, healthy germination, high plant survival and protection of seeds with a moisture sealant. No other method of growing grass has this water retention advantage.
Hydroseeding provides a thicker, more uniform lawn that essentially consists of a mat of interlocking fibers creating the ideal growing environment that doesn’t have the threat of seams showing as with sod or sparse, patchy areas with hand seeding.
The lawn quality that hydroseeding affords is much healthier, greener and longer lasting than sodding or hand seeding applications. The root establishment is deeper into the soil and avoids the shock of being transplanted into foreign soils.
Hydroseeding creates the ideal microenvironment for germinating seed because the slurry materials enhance the process and stimulate the seeds to grow a healthy, deep-rooted system in the ground where moisture is at its greatest.
Hydroseeding is the most economical choice for establishing the desired turf without the expense, time, material costs or installation demands of sodding or traditional hand seeding methods.
Although hydroseeding doesn’t afford an “instant lawn” gratification, the combination of cost, quality, coverage, erosion control and health definitely tip the scales in favor of the plentiful benefits of hydroseeding. Hydroseeding is faster and easier to install than sod, and this rapid application is managed without the downfall of extensive labor expenditures.
Hydroseeding has become increasing popular, overshadowing both hand seeding and sod, for a wide array of jobsites and applications, including residential and commercial landscapes, hillside stabilizations, vegetation restorations, golf courses, landfills, wildfire repairs, mine reclamations, and schools and parks.
Erosion control is the most prevalent commercial reason for using hydroseeding. Hold moisture and protect against soil loss from wind, rain, sun and pests through the binding of seed, mulch, tackifiers and other soil conditioners that encompass the hydroseeding slurry which binds with the surface soil.
Hydroseeding is a completely safe and non-toxic method of growing grass that is harmless to kids, pets, and the environment.