Hydroseeding is a process that utilizes a mixture of mulch, seed, fertilizer and water and is sprayed on the ground surface for seed germination to grow grass and prevent soil erosion.
Hydroseeding is more cost effective than sod to achieving a new lawn and requires less watering. When hydroseeding, the mulch will retain moisture and nutrients from the fertilizer and provide an ideal environment for the seeds to grow. The mulch also prevents the seeds from washing away due to rain and watering which may occur with hand seeding. It can also be an effective means to controlling soil erosion and reaching difficult terrain where sodding may not be practical.
According to the IAHP, spring and fall are the best seasons for hydroseeding because warm soil and moderate rain help young grass seedlings grow deep roots. Summer heat will help grass germinate and grow faster, but you'll likely have to water more often.
3 times per day, about 15-20 minutes per area for the first few weeks, keeping the areas moist for growth. Avoid over watering by not keeping the area sopping wet and avoid standing puddles.
Based on your watering and rainfall amounts, hydroseeded lawns should begin to show results in as little as 1 week and should be ready for the first cut in 3 to 4 weeks.
It is best to avoid walking on newly hydroseeded areas as to not disturb the mulch mat until the lawn matures for its first mowing.
Yes, hydroseed contains a blend of grass seed, fertilizer and a protective layer of mulch to help preserve moisture.
The green mulch slurry will not stain and can be removed with water from sidewalks, driveways and the exterior of your residence or commercial business.
The hydroseeding process is nontoxic, environmentally safe and will not cause any harm to pets or wildlife.
The grass is thicker because it is maintaining more moisture. Temporally increase the watering for the thinner areas of the lawn to improve growth.