Hydroseeding refers to the process of spraying a seed slurry (usually a mixture of water and seeds, sometimes including fertilizer and tackifiers) over an area in order for it to be seeded. This is an alternative to traditional broadcast or dry seeding.
Hydroseeding companies can be hired to transport the slurry to your site in a tanker truck, and then spray it on prepared ground. Hydroseeding is a great method of erosion control and is why it is so popular on construction sites. You can use it to prevent sediment runoff in stormwater management.
Because of its faster growth and even distribution, it is often more cost-effective than broadcast methods. You’ll also get a custom grass mix that is suited to your soil, which will produce healthier, longer-lasting coverage.
Hydroseeding, in short, is an excellent option. It can be used alongside erosion control and dust palliatives to make sure that your soil remains where it belongs – on your property. Hydroseeding can be a success. These are some tips.
1. Prep Soil
Hydroseeding failures are not due to soil content. It’s usually due to the soil state. The soil can become compacted during construction, which can make it difficult for seeds to root. Hydroseeding can be made easier by aerating, tilling, and/or adding compost.
2. Water Consistently
Hydroseeded areas require less water than broadcasting. However, it is important to ensure that germinating seeds get enough water to grow and root. It is important to not let seedlings become too dry in the beginning. This means that you should water twice daily, particularly if it is hot. You can reduce the amount of water you need once your grass starts to grow.
3. Fertilize Regularly
You should apply fertilizer to your soil about one month after you plant. This fertilizer is generally high in nitrogen and should be applied after the first application. An all-purpose fertilizer can also be applied every 6-8 weeks.
4. Take care of your lawn
Mowing is vital for maintaining grass health and ensuring new growth. However, you should allow new grass to grow to at least 3 inches before cutting.
5. Get professional help
You can hydroseed yourself. Although you could, it is best to hire a reliable and trustworthy hydroseeding company.