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
- Seed germinates faster.
- Higher percentage of seed germinates.
- High grass plant survival.
- Greatly reduced soil erosion.
- Uniform distribution of seed, fertilizer and
- 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
- 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
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.