Hydroseeding, sometimes referred to as hydromulching or hydraulic mulch seeding, is the preferred way to plant grass, or any other vegetation, over large areas. The process is fast and highly cost effective, making it a great option for large-scale projects. We have two T120’s and one T170 and a certified crew to ensure that all our projects run efficiently.
Other benefits of hydroseeding include:
- Nurturing seedling growth
- Providing dust control
- Providing superior erosion control
- Promoting fast and more uniform germination
- Being an efficient and effective way to seed
- 100% biodegradable
- Ability to cover easily any size project
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A typical hydroseeding application of liquid sod can save you 50% more than if you use traditional sod. That’s quite a savings! As an alternative to dry seeding, this method promotes quick germination of the grass seed and also helps prevent soil erosion. Since the hydroseeding mulch is moist, it helps support the seed and seedlings. There’s a reason hydroseeding has become so popular!
What is Hydromulch
Hydroseeding is a process where a slurry of seed, fertilizers, mulch, water, and other additives are mixed together and sprayed through specialized hoses to coat the desired area. The seed then germinates, establishing vegetation and controling erosion quickly. Hydromulch is similar to hydroseed, only no seed is applied.
Reasons to Choose Hydroseeding Over Sod
Hydroseeding benefits our customers in a variety of ways, including quicker, more uniform germination, superior erosion control, and peace of mind knowing that our products are 100% biodegradable. Additionally, you will see an average of 50% savings when using a hydroseeding application over traditional sod. If you are looking to plant a relatively large area, hydroseeding can be completed in a very short period of time.
Hydroseeding is very also effective for hillsides and sloping lawns, because it helps with erosion control and quick planting. Our customers see results almost immediately, with grass growth in about a week, and mowing maintenance beginning within just a few weeks after application.
Any grass or ground cover that can be planted by seed can be hydroseeded. This includes sun or shade lawn seed, field mixes, pasture mixes, native grass, wildflowers, roadside mixes, and control mixes. Ultimately, our goal is to create sustainable vegetation to restore and enhance the natural environment.
Types of Hydroseed Mulch
The key to effective hydroseeding is the mulch that acts as the growth medium for the seed. We offer several types of hydroseed mulch. Each type of mulch has its place, and we look at several factors including whether it is tacking straw, low- or premium-cost lawn establishment, slope stabilization and local availability. Common hydroseeding mulches on the market today include the following –
- Paper Mulch
- Wood Fiber Mulch
- Wood/Paper Blend Mulch
- Erosion Control Mulch – BFM’s, FRM’s, EFM’s, SMM’s, etc.
- Alternate Daily Cover – Used on the working face of landfills
We can help you choose the right high-quality hydromulch to ensure the success of your project.
Game Changing Advantages with ProGanics
Several construction sites have depleted soils with low organic matter that require more than just fertilizer and other amendments to establish vegetation.
Historically, placing costly imported topsoil over depleted soils would have been the preferred option to establish vegetation. However, using ProGanics on challenging and difficult to access sites not only saves money and time, but also provides a growing medium that helps establish vegetation. In fact, two tank loads of ProGanics provide the same amount of organic and soil-building components as thirty-six truckloads of topsoil.