Hydroseeding is a planting process which uses seed and mulch combined with water and fertilizer in a slurry. A tachifier in the mulch binds the product together when the surface is allowed to dry then maintains its bond when re-wetted. We blend it on on site just prior to application on prepared soil.
When planting a large area, hydroseeding can be done in a relatively short amount of time. Most seed varieties chosen for a site can be sown in this way. Certain varieties can be seen in a week and maintenance can begin in 3 – 4 weeks. Hydroseeding is cheaper than sod, but more than broadcast seeding. The mulch maintains moisture around the seed thereby increasing rates of germination.
Hillsides can be effectively stabilized using an increasingly popular blend of fescues called “Low Grow” by our supplier. Landscape architects appreciate this blend both for its rapid establishment and aesthetics. The grass grows to one foot in length then drapes over its neighbors giving it a wave-like appearance. Wildflower seeds may be added for seasonal interest. Maintenance is annual mowing in the Fall.
Shaded lawn areas can be sown in a mix of Creeping Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass. Dense Shade mix adds 10% Poa Trivialis, a rough bluegrass which blends, but does better is moist, sheltered environments.
Sunny lawn areas can be seeded into with many mixtures, 8 of which are commonly available. Examples range from all-Kentucky Bluegrasses to mixes for sandy soils, boulevards (salty), and athletic turf establishments.
Seed selection is important and we are able to help you choose the best seed to suit your site.