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What is Hydroseeding?

100_0990.jpg Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a seeding process which makes use of a mixture of seed, water and mulch product. The product is brought to the location, and sprayed over prepared ground in a uniform layer. Hydroseeding is an better alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. It promotes quick germination and inhibits soil erosion.

The mulch in the hydroseed blend helps maintain a specific moisture level of the seed for healthier/quicker growth. The product can be mixed with other ingredients to include fertilizer, tackifying agents, green dye and other additives depending on the specific application and needs of the customer.

What are the advantages of hydroseeding?

Starting a lawn by hydroseeding is more cost effective than laying sod/turf and quicker than using seed. Hydroseeding is primarily used to seed grass on residential and commercial sites. It is most used on golf courses, lawns and areas too large or inaccessible to conventional seeding methods.  An alternative use of the process is to spread combinations of wildflower and tree/shrub seeds or turf grasses for erosion control. The process known as sprigging (or hydro-sprigging) when the spray product contains stolon or rhizomes instead of seed.