Hydroseeding is becoming a more popular choice for large lawn applications. Installing sod costs $0.30-0.60 per square foot while hydroseed costs $0.06-0.17 per square foot. If a homeowner has to have an instant lawn, sod is the way to go. But with a little patience, a homeowner can have a beautiful, healthy lawn for a fraction of the price.
Residential customers love hydro seeding. It looks beautiful when it is sprayed, their new lawn comes in fast. They have none of the problems associated with straw and they can quickly have a sod quality lawn.
Hydroseeding is easily scalable so that business complexes or industrial sites can easily reap the same benefits that homeowners have found. They can achieve a healthy lawn at a fraction of the price of sod.
Hydromulching, sometimes referred to as hydroseeding, is a grass planting process. The process is fast, efficient, and economical. This grass planting process is usually more effective than conventional seeding and certainly more economical than conventional sodding.
The process begins by mixing mulch, seed, fertilizer, and water in the tank of a hydromulching machine. The mixed material is then pumped from the tank and sprayed onto the ground. The material is often referred to as a slurry, much like a soupy batch of green papier-mâché. Once applied to the soil, the material enhances initial growth by providing a microenvironment beneficial to seed germination.
Water is the most important part of growing new lawn!! What is not watered sufficiently may not grow. Keep your ground sufficiently damp during the germination period. You can over water if your lawn is always staying soggy. Just a nice consistent damp look is what you need. Adjust you're watering schedule accordingly based on the rainfall amounts. Light foot traffic can be tolerated for watering purposes. Large dogs should be removed from area until first mowing which is established and ready for normal traffic usually in 5-6 weeks.
If the area being planted is smooth and manicured, the resulting grass surface will be smooth and manicured. Golf greens are frequently planted with hydro-mulching resulting in a smooth surface.
Hydromulching material is weed free. However, weed seed is almost always present in the soil, and when the soil gets the moisture and fertilizer from the planting process, weeds usually appear.