If you’ve got a lot of ground to cover, Semper Fi’s got you covered
Hydroseeding, often 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 also highly cost effective, making it a great option for large-scale projects.
What is Hydromulch and why Should You Consider it?
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.
The key to effective hydroseeding is the mulch that acts as the growth medium for the seed. We offer several types of hydroseed mulch, and our selection of mulches is constantly growing. Each type of mulch has its own place, and we look at several factors including low- or premium-cost lawn establishment, slope stabilization and local availability.
There’s plenty of 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, youwill 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. We do not introduce environmental hazards and waste into that process.
The Benefits of Hydroseeding:
- Nurtures seedling growth
- Provides dust control
- Provides superior erosion control
- Promotes fast and more uniform germination
- 100% biodegradable
- Efficient and effective way to seed
- Easily covers any size project
Many construction sites have depleted soils, with low organic matter that require more than just fertilizer and other amendments to establish vegetation. In the past, placing imported, costly topsoil over the depleted soil had been the standard option to establish vegetation. But now, we use products like ProGanics and Flexterra to hydroseed these areas. That not only saves money and time, but also provides you with a growing medium that helps establish vegetation.
Another reason to consider hydroseeding is the savings. 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 that hydroseeding has become so popular! Let us show you the difference.
Types of Hydroseed Mulch:
There are several different types of hydroseeding mulches available today and the selection is constantly growing. Each type of the mulches has its place, whether it is tacking straw, low/premium cost lawn establishment, slope stabilization, and local availability usually are the driving factors in choosing the ideal Hydroseeding mulch. Check out a list of some of the more common Hydroseeding mulches on the market today.
- 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
See The Difference Quality Hydromulch Provides
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.
Placing costly imported topsoil over depleted soils has historically been the preferred option to establish vegetation. However, using ProGanics on challenging and difficult to access sites will not only save money and time, but will also provide a growing medium that helps establish vegetation. In fact, two tank loads of proganics provides the same amount of organic and soil-building components as thirty-six truckloads of topsoil.