Hydroseeding–or hydraulic mulch seeding– uses a slurry of mulch and seed to quickly establish a lawn and prevent erosion. It’s used commonly on construction sites and in new construction homes as a more cost-effective solution to sod, yet quicker solution than traditional seeding.
Hydroseeding is also a great option to establish a new yard or treat patchy, discolored areas because it can be used on any plot of land–flat, hilly, or anything in between. It’s also customizable to any seed variety or plant life combination.
When Should You Hydroseed Your Yard?
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of hydroseeding is that there isn’t a designated time of year that you need to hydroseed. You will need a steady schedule of sun for the seeds to take root, and a target temperature of 75 to 85 degrees. Spring and fall work well to establish consistent root growth.
Tips for Hydroseeding in the Summer
Summer is a great time to hydroseed. The heat of summer will supercharge seed growth and give you a full, lush lawn much more quickly than any other time of year. The only downfall is that the higher heat means added watering. Follow these tips to transform a bare patch of dirt into a beautiful lawn in no time:
- Prepare the Soil. Clean away any debris or weeds and make sure the ground is level. This will spread the mixture evenly and create a solid base.
- Water, water, water! Remember the ‘hydro’ prefix. Hydroseeding requires a lot of water, especially in the beginning when the seeds are just taking root.
- Fertilize Using a high nitrogen bend, fertilize your yard every three to four months.
- Keep it Safe. To begin, do not walk on your new grass, don’t allow your pets to walk on it, and don’t use pesticides for the first three months.
- Mow the Grass. You might think it’s a better idea to wait until the grass is tall and seeding, but once the grass gets to be three inches long, mowing it will promote new growth.
Hydroseeding is a great solution for a beautiful lawn at any time of year, but unlike many landscaping projects, it is not affected by the summer. If you would like more information about hydroseeding, contact the experts at Land Concepts.