What's Hydroseeding

All you need to know about Hydroseeding

There's a better way to install residential and commercial lawns -- hydroseeding. This process used by professional turfmen in many areas to install premium lawns is rapidly gaining recognition throughout the country.

Hydroseeding is a process of mixing seed, fertilizer and fiber-mulch with water to be sprayed onto designated lawn areas. The mix is made using correct proportions inside a tank. The process is less than half the cost of sod!

Higher percentage of seeds germinate faster.
Grass plants survive longer.
Soil erosion is greatly reduced.
Distribution of seed, fertilizer and mulch is uniform.
Improves versatility to seed tough areas, i.e irregular slopes or berms, ditches and narrow strips.
Seed mixes are tailored to the site according to sun exposure and lawn usage.
No masking is necessary for walkways, flowerbeds, walls and construction obstacles.
Mulch turns to humus becoming integral part of soil.
Lawns develop more plush and full.

Germination: Mixing seeds, fertilizer and mulch together leads to encapsulation within water-retaining mulch. Since seeds require moisture and warmth to germinate, the process causes "jump start" in the growth cycle.

Chemistry: The fertilizer (and lime or sulphur if needed) placed in solution, quickly adjusts the existing soil chemistry to provide for sturdy grass plant growth.
Grass roots develop in chemically balanced soil, thereby enjoying a stimulus when needed most.

Moisture control: The fiber mulch retains water longer than straw and many other mulches. It acts as a soil stabilizer to slow down water and wind erosion. Reduces surface evaporation from the soil. Provides outstanding germinating medium as it traps moisture around the seeds, as well as wicks moisture to the seed - crucial for grass root formation.

Value: The carefully proportioned materials mixed together thoroughly together in a homogeneous slurry provides an idea medium for:
Fast and efficient application
Quicker germination
Higher percentage of germination
Uniform coverage
Rapid plant growth
Plush lawn

Eventually, the mulch becomes humus added to the soil. The end result -- a lush, long lasting lawn at a most reasonable cost without the negatives of dry seeding with separate applications of fertilizer, seed and straw.

Tips from the Turf-Pros

After Hydroseeding:
For best results keep moist for at least 30 days.
Mow at 3 to 4 inches.
Do not leave clumps of mowing on top of new grass (mulching mowers are best).
Do not now more than 1/3 of grass height at a time. Many lawns are damaged by mowing too short.

Good Bahia lawns and pastures require feeding at least 2 times a year (3 times even better).
Fertilize 1 time about 6 weeks after hydroseeding! Use 6 lbs of 16-4-8 per 1,000 Sq. Ft.
16-4-8 with all trace minerals, and at least 25% of slow release nitrogen. The rate of 250 lbs per acre (43,560 sq ft) gives the required 1 pound of nitrogen per 1000 sq ft.
Use the best (it pays).
Best time to fertilize is fall (Oct-Nov) and spring(Feb-Apr).
Do not fertilize during excessively dry periods.

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