Hydroseeding is a process that has been around for over 50 years. The idea behind hydroseeding is to speed up the natural growth of plants in areas where you want them to grow but don’t have any soil or existing vegetation. It can be done as either an alternative or as a supplement to other types of ground cover. There are many different things to look for in hydroseed contractors. They include the following.
The key to successful hydroseeding is being able to blend the mulch and seed together so that it will result in a solid green color. You also have to be sure that you have a nice thick layer of mulch on your site to retain moisture and constantly feed the grass with nutrients. All of these things require a lot of experience and expertise.
2. Equipment and Supplies
Hydroseeding requires a lot of specialized weed control methods, mulch, and grass seed with the appropriate nutrients. You need to determine what equipment each contractor has and what he will need to complete your job properly. Make sure that they have an acceptable amount of seed for your site and the right mulch. The last thing you want is a contractor who will have to come back several times to complete your job.
The best way to find out about a contractor is by talking to past customers. Ask for references, check them out, and make sure that they are satisfied with the work done. You can also look them up online or on other social media sites.
4. Licenses, Insurance, and Bonds
You need to be sure that any contractor you hire has all of the necessary business licenses in your area. Ask about their insurance in case they have any accidents while working on your property or if there are any unforeseen circumstances. You also need to make sure that they have a bond so that you are not held responsible for damage to your property.
5. Contractual Terms
Ensure that you have a detailed contract that outlines all aspects of the hydroseeding process and specifies exactly what is included in the cost. If anything is not specified, it should be assumed that it is not included unless otherwise stated. Make sure to read over the entire contract before signing it, so you know exactly what you’re agreeing to.
Remember, grading the soil ahead of time to a minimum of 2 inches per 100 feet will ensure that water drains away from the building when hydroseeding next to a structure. If you are looking for a contractor to hydroseed your property, call us today.