Hydroseeding is definitely the most economical choice for establishing the growing results without the expense, time consumption, material cost, or installation demands of sodding or traditional hand seeding methods. Hydroseeding typically cost 50-80% less than the price of sod. With the savings in material cost and installation expenses, a hydroseeded lawn could be fully established for half the price of sod. Hydroseeding is also the cost effective solution over hand seeding as well. While the average hand-sewn lawn takes about half a day, the same area can be completely hydroseeded within one or two hours. With effects like this, it does not take too long to justify the investment of hydroseeding. If you want fast germination and beautiful long term results, hydroseeding is truly the cost effective choice.
The lawn quality obtained through hydroseeding is much healthier, greener, and longer lasting than other grass planting processes including sodding or broadcast seeding applications. The root establishment is grown deeper into the soil and avoids the shock of being cut and transplanted into foreign soils, which is what occurs with sodding methods. Hydroseeding typically yields superior results the first time it is installed and the seeds are more resistant to external problems by germinating into the soil it is applied to. Hydroseeded soils hold moisture better than sod or hand-seeding methods, therefore the seeds can germinate quicker. Additionally, hydroseed applications are applied using 100% certified weed free grass seed. With hydroseeding it is possible to customize the application of different grass seed preferences to meet the quality expectations of the clients aesthetic appeal and environments.
Hydroseeding provides a thicker, more uniformed lawn that essentially creates a mat of interlocking fibers creating the idea growing environment that doesn't result in gaps or seams showing as with sod or sparse, patchy areas with hand seeding. Hydroseeding creates an evenly covered area that forms a barrier to keep the seeds stabilized and retains moisture, fertilizer and other healthy growth-enhancing nutrients, while ultimately resulting in a full lush lawn. Other beneficial coverage advantages of hydroseeding are, its ability to cover large, difficult or limited access areas such as steep slopes.
Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydromulching, hydroseeding) is a planting process which utilizes a single seed type or blend of seeds, hydraulic mulch, water, fertilizer, and a tackifier agent. All ingredients are introduced into a hyrdoseeding machine where they are mixed together creating a slurry. The final product is then applied over prepared ground in a uniform layer promoting a quick germination and inhibit soil erosion.
The hydraulic mulch contained in the mixture helps maintain the moisture level of the seed
and seedlings. Dependent on the application the slurry may contain other ingredients
including bio stimulants, co-polymer gels, and Ph balancing agents.
Hydroseeding is used to seed grass commercial sites (highways, oilfield, and utilities ect.),
golf courses and residential lawns. Hydroseeding has become the preferred method by
engineers and designers to seed large, inaccessible, or unsuitable for conventional seeding methods. Establishing a lawn through hydroseeding is considerably cheaper than laying sod and provides faster results than traditional broadcast seeding. Hydroseeding can also be used to apply wildflower mixtures and dust control.