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WHY HYDROSEEDING ?

 

 

HYDROSEEDING HAS MANY ADVANTAGES

OVER BROADCAST SEEDING

 

 

Hydroseeding is rapidly becoming a popular alternative method of planting grass because of the speed and ease of application and its much improved effectiveness in comparison to broadcast dry seeding or sod installation.

 

 

Hydroseeding is a one-step process in which seed, water, fertilizer, fiber mulch, tackifying agents, and green dye are blended together in a tank. The hydroseeding mixture is then applied onto a prepared ground area through a spray hose. This mixture, called "slurry", is transported in either a truck- or trailer-mounted tank.

 

Results are uniform and fast, with high germination rates producing growth in about a week. Mowing is typically needed in around 3-4 weeks from the date of initial application.

 

 

HOW IS IT DONE?

 

Using fiber mulch, the hydroseeding mixture speeds up the rate of germination by holding moisture around the seeds. This mulch blanket also protects the delicate seedlings from the potentially harmful effects of wind, sun, and erosion. As the grass seeds sprout, the fiber mulch slowly decomposes - which adds beneficial rich nutrients to the soil. Decomposing fiber mulch also provides you with another very nice benefit - you won't need to clean up the mess left by the straw or netting that is required in broadcast seeding.

 

 

One of our favorite benefits of hydroseeding is that there is no weed seed in the application. Believe it or not, weed seed is standard in dry broadcast seeding applications. The next time you are looking at a bag of grass seed, read the ingredients on the label. Not planting your own weeds saves you time and dollars spent down the road in frustrating weed control.

 

 

If you have a large area that needs planting, a hydroseeding application can be completed in a very short period of time. If you have areas that are difficult to access, such as hillsides, banks, or sloping lawns, hydroseeding is an excellent choice for erosion control because it is so easily applied and binds to the soil.

 

 

IS HYDROSEEDING EXPENSIVE?

 

Hydroseeding typically costs less than planting with sod, but more than broadcast seeding. We think the final results are well worth it.

 

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HYDROSEED ?

 

 

We want to take care of you, our customer. We understand that hydroseeding is a substantial investment, and we want you to get your moneys' worth - by providing you with the highest quality products and services that will ensure you receive the best results.

 

We provide our spring hydroseeding services beginning in March or April, depending on weather conditions, with a cutoff date of June 10th. We begin our fall hydroseeding in August and stop at the end of September.

 

 

WHY IS YOUR TIME WINDOW FOR HYDROSEEDING APPLICATION SO LIMITED?

 

 

It can take some types of grass seed up to 30 days to germinate, so we need to watch weather conditions for planting. To insure the best result, fifty-five degree soil temperatures are needed both day and night to fully germinate the seed, and factors such as wind, heat, cold, and erosion can harshly affect the germination process.

 

Choosing the correct time window for hydroseeding, one that provides the necessary warm soil temperatures for proper germination and also protects the delicate newly sprouted seedlings, is critical for establishing a solid and healthy grass base.

      

By not hydroseeding after September, we can reasonably insure that your grass is not sprouting when soil temperatures are too cool, or there is any risk of an early frost to damage your new grass. In addition, we usually have fall rains that help with the watering requirements for the new seed.

 

 

IS IT TOO EARLY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

 

Because we insist on adhering to this narrow time window, this limits our ability to complete a large number of hydroseeding applications - so we book up fast.

 

 

Make your appointment today to guarantee your place on our calendar for hydroseeding.

 . . . AND WHAT ABOUT THE TOPSOIL?

 

 

It only makes sense - if you want to build a healthy and beautiful lawn, you need to start with good quality topsoil.

 

 

 

The best topsoil for lawns is topsoil that has been screened and pulverized. This kind of topsoil is fine and loose. All of the lumps have been broken up, and there is very minimal debris. The aeration process makes it light weight and very easy to work with. Moving it with a shovel or rake, or leveling it out becomes a much simpler task.

 

 

Soil texture is a vital component of topsoil quality because it determines the soil’s water-holding capacity and the ease of working the soil. You can evaluate topsoil structure by feeling the texture of soil in your hands. Coarse particles indicate the soil is sandy, while smooth particles are signs of clay soil. A loose, crumbly texture is ideal for seeding.

    Malnourished grass will be weak and die out easily. Rich organic topsoil will be dark in color. Adding soil amendments such as organic leaf humus, mushroom compost, and peat moss help to boost the soil nutrients and overall health of soil.

WHERE DO WE GET OUR TOPSOIL ?

 

We carefully selected and purchased our own private acreage for this purpose, just so we can know the quality meets our high standards.

 

All of our soil fields have been tested by professional soil scientists for the nutrient content before we process the fields into topsoil, so we are confident that the end product will make your lawn strong and healthy.

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