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Hydroseeding. The impact.

Hydroseeding with mulch is the process of using mulch, which consists of a combination of wood fibers, fertilizer, water and seed, to provide a temporary or permanent fix for sediment and erosion control. It can also be used to seed large areas quickly. Recreation grounds, golf courses and parks.

Most types of seed can be used for hydroseeding, though some that flourish in very arid environments may need special consideration when it comes to choosing the right mix of mulch and tackifier. As usual, we recommend you take a look at our many varieties of seed and decide which one will suit your conditions, the wear you expect from the area being seeded and the soil type you are seeding into.  The wood fibers used in a hydroseeding mix can be extracted from any tree as long as it’s fibrous and helps thicken the mulch. A bonding material, or a tackifier, can also be mixed in.

This material combination is loaded into specialized hydroseeding equipment and sprayed on the desired area. Once soil has been tested for parameters such as salinity, hydrocarbons, PH levels and metals, it can be determined just what it will take to allow seeds to grow once introduced to that environment. Depending on the type of soil in your site, your mix and ratio of coverage can be determined, the products all mixed on site and ready to apply. Whomever you choose to cover your area should be qualified and professional; make sure to ask for all the seed certifications and application rates. Better yet, go to site, make sure what you’ve been quoted is what is being applied.

Equipment manufacturers have developed specific machinery to best suit the environmental terrain needs, the soil and area type which you intend to hydroseed. This equipment has the capability to cover large areas in a short amount of time or can be small to mobilize easier.  They have hoses and reels to apply on foot, or, can be placed upon specialized 4×4 transportation for difficult to access areas. In the end, hydroseeding can save your company a lot of time and money in the long run if done correctly.