Do you want to make your lawn pretty and full of grass? Then, you might consider hydro seeding. Simply put, Hydro seeding is the process of grass planting. This process is considered efficient, economical and fast. It is also considered more effective that traditional seeding and considerably more cost effective than conventional turf. The process of hydro seeding begins with the preparation of a batch of materials that consists of water, fertilizer, seed and mulch. This batch is then mixed in the specially designed tank of a hydro seeding machine, after which it is pumped from the tank and then sprayed onto the ground. Once it is sprayed onto the ground, the material will begin to appear as a soil coating or as a green foam. The material will enhance the initial growth by providing an environment suitable for seed germination. The purpose of the mulch is to hold the seed in place and help preserve the moisture in the ground. Another purpose of the mulch is to moderate the impact of raindrops.
Now, you might wonder just what makes hydro seeding a much better option in comparison to other procedures? Well, for starters, take the speed of the process. For example, a lawn that has been properly watered and hydroseeded will star to grow in about 8 – 10 days. With traditional method, that same lawn will be fully grown in around 4-6 weeks. When talking about the cost, you should know that buying turf is pretty expensive these days, even if you have the knowledge of laying it yourself. If you don’t have the knowledge and the skills, then you will have to pay someone to do it for you, which is very expensive. The process of hydro seeding is around 50% to 80% less expensive while providing you with an equally beautiful lawn. Next, think about the health. The grass that was hydro seeded starts out from the soil it was placed in. There is no transplant shock, which occurs when the new soil is different than the original soil the grass was grown in. The turf created with traditional methods is prone to drying out during the transport, whereas the hydro seeded turf remains full, healthy and resistant to weeds and diseases. You should also think about the lawn coverage. You do not want your lawn to show seams or grow in patches and seem sparse, not to mention the slopes. With the help of hydro seeding you will be able to create an evenly covered lawn area, with a formed crust that will hold the seeds and retain fertilizer and water.
When growing grass, keep in mind that the water is the most important element and that the success usually depends on whether there is too much water or not enough. If there is not enough water, you will need a good mulch to in order to help the soil absorb moisture. If there is too much water, you will need good mulch that is erosion resistant and which will hold the seed in place.