WHAT IS HYDROSEEDING?
Hydroseeding is an alternative to laying sod. A Hydroseed mixture includes water, mulch, seed, fertilizer and tackifier. Tackifier is a substance that will act as a temporary glue that will keep the mulch and seed in place until the seed germinates. After the hydroseed slurry is sprayed on the ground it needs to be kept moist until the seeds germinate.
With Hydroseeding you have a better selection of the types of grass than with sod. We can pick the type of grass that will work best for your situation. Different grasses do better in high shade areas than full sun area. There are options for higher drought tolerance. When your lawn is hydroseeded the grass grows in your own soil rather than at the sod farm and transplanted to your yard.
BETTER COST & BETTER SELECTION
Hydroseeding is about 1/4 the cost of Sod. Sod can cost as much as $0.41 per square foot after its installed and hydroseeding is typically around $0.08 to $0.12 per square foot.
Our Hydroseeding Mixture
There are various types of mulches available. There is paper mulch which is basically shredded newspaper and there is wood mulch. The wood mulch fiber can absorb much more water than paper mulch. We always use the higher quality wood much in our hydroseeding mixes.
All seed is not created equal.
We can help you choose the seed mix that will be best for you needs. We can seed residential area, commercial sites, horse pastures, wildflower mixes, native grasses and erosion control products.
WEED FREE SEED MIX
The seed mix that we use is 99% weed free. Any weeds that grow are from seeds that area already in your soil. The freshly worked soil and frequent watering provide the perfect conditions for weed growth. However any weeds can easily be treated with a broad leaf weed killer after the lawn has been mowed several times.
We recommend spraying the weeds prior to tilling the soil and hydroseeding in order to reduce the amount of weeds you will see after hydroseeding. See the Pre Hydroseeding Instructions in the tips section on our website for more information.