Whether you are installing a new lawn, repairing an older lawn, or simply curious about this method, then we are happy to assist you with your Hydroseeding services. Hydroseeding is a complicated topic and we want to make sure you understand the basics so you are educated enough to make the best decision for your lawn.
Hydroseeding is an efficient, high quality, and inexpensive method of seeding a lawn. Technically, it’s the process of combining a mixture called a “slurry” (seed, mulch, fertilizer, soil amendments, and water) in a Hydroseeder tank, and then applying that mixture to the intended surface using high pressure. The hydroseeder keeps the slurry evenly mixed.
This causes speedy seed germination and stops erosion in its tracks! Best case scenario you will have a new lawn sprouting in roughly a week. However in most cases it will take 2-3 weeks to germinate. You will typically see sprouting in 1 to 2 weeks.
The method of using a hydroseeding tank to combine a seed mixture with water and apply it under pressure is used for things other than just grass, like wildflowers or oats.
Hydroseeding is commonly used for things like:
- Creating athletic fields or parks
- Preventing weed growth
- Beautifying yards
- Preventing or stopping erosion
- Eliminating or reducing dust pollution
When we start on your lawn we will prepare your soil for the seeds before spraying to make sure that your grass will always be greener! Now after installation, you’ll want to stay off of the fresh seed until it grows all the way in to prevent damage.
When is the best time for hydroseeding?
The best time to hydroseed is in the Spring and Fall. Both seasons are wet enough and moderately cool, which creates an ideal environment for seeds to grow. You will want to plan on hydroseeding your lawn early in either season. Your lawn will grow stronger and become better established the longer it has before harsh winter or summer weather begins.
Hayes Services can schedule your project and help you manage its complexities. If you are considering working on a project not discussed here, then be sure to contact Hayes Services. From landscaping efforts to foundation preparation, there are a large variety of projects that require the assistance of excavation companies like Hayes Services. Be sure to work with a fully licensed contractor in order to achieve the safest and highest quality outcome.