When it comes to lawn care, there is a lot that can be done. After all, we want a lush green lawn that can boost the curb appeal of our property. However, ensuring that you have a thick full lawn, free of bald spots is not an easy task. There is a lot that can be done, but perhaps the most effective way to ensure this is through hydroseeding.
What is hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding, also known as hydraulic mulch seeding and hydromulching, is the process of applying a slurry (water-based grass seed spray) mixture composed of grass seed, lawn fertilizer, mulch, various soil stabilizers like lime, binding agents, and water in a single liquefied application to your lawn to revitalize it. In hydroseeding, a high-pressure hose is used to apply seeds onto tilled soil.
What are the benefits of hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding has many benefits that make it a superior method of lawn care compared to sodding and other techniques.
Hydroseeding promotes a fuller, thicker, and more uniform lawn. The interlocking fibers in the hydroseed mixture foster the ideal growth environment for the seeds. Also, there will not be any visible seams on your lawn like with sod.
On the other hand, hydroseeding evenly covers all areas of your lawn and creates a barrier to retain grass fertilizer, moisture, and other healthy nutrients. The coating of seeds ensures that no bare spots or patches are left out once the grass grows.
Heightened Moisture Level
Hydroseeding has superb moisture qualities. It can retain up to 10 times its weight in water, making it effective for fast, healthy seed germination. The fibers and mulch present in the hydroseed mixture anchors to the lawn, coating the surface, so the moisture is sealed in.
Water, along with other nutrients, is slowly released into the root system to replenish it continually. This extra boost of moisture helps the grassroots absorb the nutrients so they can grow healthily.
A single type of turfgrass increases the chances of widespread disease, but with hydroseeding, since you are planting a blend of multiple types of turf, the chances of your grass getting diseased will be lesser.
Hydroseed is a thick mixture that creates the perfect natural weed killer. Also, since hydroseeding promotes a thicker lawn, there is no room left for weeds to sprout up. Fewer weeds lead to a healthier lawn that can fight off lawn diseases, pests, and future weed growth.
Hydroseeding creates a much deeper and more robust root establishment. Since the seed mixture is sprayed directly on the soil, there is no transplanting of seeds into foreign soils, which eliminates any shock, thereby creating a healthier lawn.
Prevention of Soil Erosion
Since hydroseed can be sprayed onto almost any type of land surface (even sloped or uneven), it improves soil quality and controls soil erosion. The mixture clings to the surfaces due to its thick viscosity as it contains a natural coagulant that firmly adheres to the soil.
The high levels of nutrients and water retention in hydroseeding protect seeds while they germinate. The moisture and mulch present in the mixture shelter the seeds from sunlight, soil erosion, wind, and other surface disturbances.
Hydroseeding forms a protective barrier that bonds the seeds to the soil and protects it from the outside world. During germination, the mixture supplies the seeds water and nutrients to fuel their growth and provide continual replenishment.
The slurry mixture ensures successful seed implantation, which means you do not have to worry about seed rejection. Traditional methods take a long time and a significant amount of workforce; hydroseeding, on the other hand, is fast and efficient. It is known to provide fantastic results in a short amount of time.
Hydroseeding is easier and cheaper than other methods in covering a larger area. Once the hydroseeding machine has been set up, it takes little additional effort to spray over a larger area instead of a small one, which is highly contracting to the high material and labor costs of installing sod grass. Hydroseeding is the ideal choice for large properties.
Versatile and adaptable
Hydroseeding allows you to choose any kind of seed blend that you like, even finer-bladed species. Just be sure to select the perfect combination of grasses that suit the application and other factors.
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