Hydroseeding


There's a better way to install residential and commercial lawns!  It's called Hydroseeding... a process used by professional turfmen in many areas to install premium lawns, and is rapidly gaining recoginition throughout the country.

What is Hydroseeding?
It's a process of mixing seed, fertilizer and fiber-mulch with water in correct proportions inside a tank and then spraying the homogeneous slurry onto the designated lawn areas.

The benefits?
 

  • Seed germinates faster.
  • Higher percentage of seed germinates.
  • High grass plant survival.
  • Greatly reduced soil erosion.
  • Uniform distribution of seed, fertilizer and mulch.
  • Versatility - easier to seed difficult areas; i.e. irregular plots; slopes or berms; ditches and narrow strips.
  • Seed mixes are tailored to the site, depending on sun exposure and planned usage of the lawn.
  • No masking necessary for walkways, flowerbeds, walls or construction obstacles.
  • Mulch turns to humus and becomes integral part of soil.
  • A fuller, more plush lawn develops.
  • Less than HALF THE COST OF SOD.


Why Hydroseeding is different...
Germination:
Putting the seed, fertilizer, and mulch into the solution means the seed will be encapsulated within water-retaining mulch as it is applied.  Since seed requires moister and warmth to germinate, the process gives the seed a "jump-start" in the growth cycle.

Chemistry:  The fertilizer (and lime or sulphur if needed) placed in solution, quickly adjusts the existing soil chemistry to provide for sturdy grass plant growth.  Your new grass sinks roots into chemically balanced soil, thereby enjoying a growing stimulus when it needs it most.

Moisture Control: The fiber mulch retains water longer than straw and many other mulches; acts as a soil stabilizer to retard water and wind erosion; reduces surface evaporation from the soil; and provides and outstanding germinating medium as it traps moisture around the seed as well as wicks moisture to the seed.  This is crucial when grass roots are forming.

Value: The carefully proportioned materials mixed throughly together in a homogeneous slurry provide an ideal medium for: Fast and efficient application, uniform coverage, quicker germination, rapid plant growth, higher percentage of germination, plush lawn.

Eventually, the mulch becomes humus added to the soil.  The end result...a lush, long lasting lawn at a most reasonable cost without the negatives of dry seeding with separate applications of fertilizer, seed, and straw.


Care and Watering of Your Hydro-Mulched Lawn

Your Hydro-mulching application contains grass seed that requires a continuous supply of moisture. This moisture must come from rainfall or watering.  It is not likely that it will rain everyday for the next week or two, so be sure to water frequently enough to keep moisture in the soil.

Initial Watering: During the establishment phase, once-a-day watering is usually appropriate during March and April; however, the weather conditions may require more or less water.  On very hot summer days, three or more waterings a day may be required.  Avoid puddling and washing, but water thoroughly.

The second phase of the watering program begins when the grass is about 1" tall.  Reduce the frequency of watering to once or twice a week.  In the very hot summer, three times a week is required.  Also reduce or discontinue watering during wet and/or cool periods.

Mowing: A new lawn should be mowed as soon as the grass blades are 2" to 3" high.  Delaying the first cutting encourages weed growth , and allows long grass blades to bend over, causing a shabby appearance.  Mowing plays a vital role in controlling the weeds, giving the grass the opportunity to "choke out the weeds".  Subsequent mowing should be done every week, and the blades of the lawnmower should always be kept sharp.  Sharp blades prevent bruised and torn grass blades.  Bruised or damaged grass invites grass disease and results in unsightly brown spots.

If the grass gets too tall before it is mowed, raise the mower.  Mowing young tall grass too close can kill the grass.  A good rule of thumb is to never mow off more than one-third of the grass leaves during any one cutting.

Intial Fertilizing Program: The new grass will need a strong application of balanced fertilizer after the first mowing and again 30 days later.  Apply the fertilizer on the lawn area when it is dry and then water thoroughly.  Use a standard balanced fertilizer available at almost any lawn supply store.  Apply at rates recommended on the bag.  If no recommendation is on the fertilizer bag, usually about 50 lbs on a 5,000 square foot average lawn will be suitable.  And, be sure to water thoroughly immediately after applying the fertiliser.

DO NOT USE WEED KILLER ON A NEW LAWN.
 

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