Hydroseeding is a way of planting grass over large areas of land using a mixture of slurry, mulch, water, fertilizer and other ingredients.
If you have recently hydroseeded your lawn and are wondering why it’s not as lush and green as you were expecting, you’re not alone. Many things can go wrong when hydroseeding a lawn.
In this blog post, we’ll be discussing six of the most common mistakes people make when hydroseeding their lawns.
1. Not Preparing Your Soil Properly
The first mistake is to not prepare your soil correctly before hydroseeding it. Preparation involves ensuring there is a good amount of organic matter in the soil, which will help with moisture retention and keep weeds at bay, thus preventing them from competing with the grass for resources like nutrients and sunlight. It also means aerating the soil. This will help loosen the soil and create holes that can then be filled with hydroseed.
2. Not Having the Right Seed Mix for Your Climate
Some types of seed will not work well in certain climates because they require too much water or are unable to grow during certain seasons. If you hydroseed with seeds that were not suited for your environment, then your hydroseeding project may fail. Be aware of where you live before buying any seeds!
3. Not Considering Drainage
The hydroseeding process is all about plant roots having the access they need to water. If you hydroseed on soil with poor drainage, it will make it difficult for your plants to grow and survive during dry spells.
4. Not Maintaining the Hydroseeded Lawn
Hydroseeded lawns require maintenance afterward else they will turn into brown patches of grass, weeds, ivy, and other undesirable plants. The hydroseeded lawn needs regular watering for at least a month or two. You must also fertilize your hydro seeded lawn every six months.
5. Laying Too Many Seeds
This hydroseeding mistake typically occurs when you lay down a thick layer of seeds without leaving an adequate gap between layers. This can result in too many seeds being laid, preventing oxygen from getting to each seed and inhibiting water penetration into the soil below the hydroseed blanket.
This lack of hydration can cause the seeds to dry out and die, which will lead to an unsightly appearance of dead plants.
6. Using Cheap Quality Equipment
When you are on a tight budget, it is tempting to buy cheap materials for hydroseeding. However, low-end materials may not handle the wet soil well – leading to unsightly clumps of matter here and there.
Therefore, make sure to buy quality hydroseed materials – especially if you plan on hydroseeding more than once a year or hydroseeding a large area.Hursh’s Landscaping Inc. offers premium hydroseeding services for a variety of needs. We offer the best prices in Allentown, PA, and we are dedicated to providing quality service to our customers. Don’t hesitate to get your free quote today!