Everything You Need to Know About Hydroseeding

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Hydroseeding is a great and simple way to get your lawn and home looking fresh and green quickly. You might be interested in starting a new lawn or repairing your existing lawn – either way, hydroseeding can be a great option for you and your home. If you are unfamiliar with hydroseeding or just interested in learning more about how the process works, and how it can benefit your home, stay tuned and read on…we have everything you need to know about hydroseeding right here on the blog today!

What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding is a highly efficient way to seed your lawn. It is essentially taking a mixture of seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water and spraying it onto your ready soil. This mixture, referred to as a “slurry” is applied to your soil using a pressurized sprayer which helps the slurry to be used evenly.

Why is Hydroseeding Popular?

Hydroseeding is a popular solution for lawns for many reasons but the biggest being that it results in a quick germination and can be a super effective solution for any erosion that you might be experiencing. That is not to mention that it is an affordable option considering the vast amount of benefits. Another great advantage of hydroseeding is that it can be done in either Spring or Fall and helps you cover a large area of property quickly which makes it a versatile option for your home.

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What is the Hydroseeding Process?

Before the actual spraying of the slurry may begin, it is imperative that the soil on which you are getting ready to spray has been completely cleared off of all debris. At Clark’s Landscape we grade and clear your lawn completely to make sure that the soil has the best opportunity for germination. Prepping the lawn and area is an important step in the hydroseeding process. After the area is prepped, the mixture will be applied generously. After your area is completely covered, the aftercare begins. In weeks 1 and 2 the area is going to be very vulnerable to the sun and wind because germination takes place at surface level. It’s recommended to lightly water or sprinkle the area 3 times daily – once in the morning, mid-day, and late afternoon. Avoid watering in the evening. At the end of week 2 you should begin to see some growth all over the area. In weeks 3 and 4 it’s important to continue watering. Stay on the same 3x per day schedule and apply a regular lawn fertilizer. It’s likely that you’ll need to begin mowing at this time, be sure to pick up grass clippings as to not affect the growth of the rest of your lawn. At the end of week 3 and 4 you should be seeing a fuller look although it might still look patchy. As you get into weeks 5 and 6 you will really begin to see big changes in your lawn. Water your area daily according to the weather. You will now be able to apply weed killer after you have mowed your lawn 3 or 4 times at a height of approx. 2 ¼ inches. As time goes on, your lawn will become less and less patchy leaving you with a luscious, full, green lawn.

Hydroseeding is a great way to get results fast for your lawn. The aftercare might seem extensive, but worth it when it comes to your home and lawn looking great. If you have questions about hydroseeding or are interested in getting started on your home today take a look at our hydroseeding service page for more information or feel free to contact us today with any questions you might have. Our team is more than happy to help you out in any way that we can.

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