What is Hydroseeding?

December 07th, 2018
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Did you know that people in the United States spend over $15 billion on lawn care services each year? People love to have a great looking yard!

People don't hesitate to buy seeds, fertilizer, and whatever else they need for a great lawn. They'll even spend money getting others to do their landscaping for them.

If you are a commercial landscaper, then you probably know all about hydroseeding and how it can help make planting grass easier. But if not, or if you're a business owner looking for a way to landscape your facilities, then keep reading.

In this article, we'll explain what hydroseeding is and how it may be beneficial for you.

What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding is the common term for hydraulic mulch seeding. In simple terms, it is when you use a hose to spray a mixture of mulch, seeds, and other goodies onto a bare lawn to get grass to grow pretty quickly.

The mixture you spray usually contains a lot of things including mulch, seeds, water, fertilizer, and various stimulants and treatments that will benefit the soil.

Many people like doing this simply to have a beautiful yard with lush even grass, and not patches of different types of grass. It is widely used commercially for the same reason, to have nice landscapes for businesses.

This spray on grass seed method is also used a lot on golf courses and football fields where you need a lot of green grass that is uniform.

Advantages of Hydroseeding

Again, the main advantage of grass seed spray is that it can fill an area with even green grass free from ugly patches. But another main reason is that this way gets grass to grow much faster than traditional sowing and tilling.

You can also customize the grass seed spray that you are using. You can use any combination of seeds or materials in the spray to get exactly what you want and easily cover the entire area.

Not all ground is perfectly flat. With hydroseeding, it is easy to spray anything. You can cover hills and get uneven ground covered just the same, producing a beautiful landscape.

Finally, compared to the traditional way of laying sod, hydroseeding is more affordable for large areas.

Disadvantages of Hydroseed

While hydroseed is much more cost effective for large areas, it is not always the best option for small places.

If you own a large business and need to cover acres in lush grass, this is a great option. But if you own just a small mom and pop store with a tiny bit of grass out front, it may or may not save you any money.

The Best Method for a Lush Lawn

Overall, you can see that the pros easily outweigh the cons. If you want the best looking landscape in your district, hydroseeding is definitely a solid option to look into.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of grass seed spray, just use our contact page and we'll help you figure out how to get a beautiful landscape as fast as possible.