Hydroseeding, the process of blowing grass and other seeds via a pressurized delivery system, is becoming more and more popular with homeowners looking to replace their lawns as well as with landscapers working with new property developers. The hydroseeding process sprays a combination of seed, mulch and fertilizer (called a slurry) with a light green appearance directly on the ground. This process not only makes it easier to lay seed to a barren area, but offers a number of other benefits.
Advantages to opting for hydroseeding
1. Less erosion. One of the prime benefits to hydroseeding is that it helps to prevent erosion. Because the seeds germinate more quickly, the seeds are less likely to be swept down a hill during an early rainstorm. Equally, the seeds will put down roots more quickly with hydroseeding, which helps prevent the soil from eroding.
2. Easy to apply. By combining the seeding, mulching and fertilizing process, hydroseeding is much more labor-effective than traditional methods of hand-spreading seeds.
3. Cost. While hyrdroseeding is slightly more expensive than the traditional method of hand-spreading seed and covering it with straw, hyrdroseeding is significantly less expensive than laying sod.
4. Fewer weeds. Straw, which is traditionally used to hold grass seed in place, often harbors seeds of weeds and unwanted plants, causing these to take root in your new lawn. Hydroseeding eliminates the straw and thus the potential for weeds.
5. Windproof. Because the grass seed is already mixed with a slurry of fertilizer and mulch, it sticks to the spot where it lands and is not subject to being blown to other parts of the yard if a strong wind blows through the area before the seed takes root. This helps prevent bare patches that would have to be re-seeded.
6. Uniform distribution. Another benefit of the hydroseeding delivery system is that it helps keep the seed evenly distributed. Since the seed doesn't move once it is put down using hydroseeding technology, it is much less likely to have extra dense areas in the new lawn surrounded by bare spots.
While hydroseeding isn't the necessarily the right answer for every homeowner or landscaper looking to re-seed a large area, this broadcast method of laying down grass seed is labor-efficient, less expensive than laying sod, harbors fewer weeds and helps control erosion. If you have already considered hydroseeding for your new lawn, it's certainly worth taking a look at. For more information, contact companies like Bark Blowers & Hydroseeding Inc.
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