Hydroseeding


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What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding is a process whereby a mixture of seed, water, fertilizer, tacifier and wood/paper fiber mulch is sprayed over an area to be seeded.  The wood/paper fiber mulch forms a micro-environment that helps to retain moisture and protects the seed during the germination process.  As the plants mature, the mulch fiber gradually decomposes adding nourishment to the soil. 

What can we hydroseed?

  • Residential lawns

  • Commercial - roadsides, medians and berms as well as stream sides, parks and playgrounds.

  • Wildflower Hydroseeding

  • Erosion control

Cost

The cost of hydroseeding  starts at 20 cents per square with a $400  minimum charge. Areas from 5,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. are priced at 15 cents per sq. ft.  Those areas larger than 10,000 sq. ft. are priced at 12 cents per sq. ft.  Taxes are in addition to the prices above.

If erosion control or a biostimulant is requested, there will be an additional charge.

We provide hydroseeding service to the Lower Mainland, Squamish areas including Bowen Island.

 

Care and watering of your Hydro Seeded lawn

Your hydro seeded application contains grass seed that requires a continuous supply of moisture.  This moisture must come from rainfall or watering.   It's not likely that it will rain every day over the initial two to three week period, so be sure to water frequently, enough to keep moisture in the soil.

During the establishment phase, once-a-day watering is usually appropriate during March and April.  On warmer days, two or more waterings a day may be required.   Avoid puddling and washing, but water thoroughly.  Keeping the soil moist is very important during this germination phase of your lawn.  Should the soil dry out, the newly germinated seedlings will die and your lawn will need to be re-seeded.

The second phase of the watering program beings when the overall grass is about 1" tall.  Reduce the frequency of watering to twice a week, again depending upon weather.  On warmer days, you may want to water more frequently. 

A new lawn should be mowed as soon as the grass blades are 2" to 3" high.  Delaying the first cutting may allow long grass blades to bend over, causing a shabby appearance.  Subsequent mowing should be done often and lawn mower blades should always be kept sharp to prevent bruised and torn grasses which develop unsightly brown spots. 

Try to cut no more than 1/3 of the grass at a time.  

One general rule for mowing is that the shorter you want to mow the more often you need to mow to maintain healthy grass

Fertilizing

About one month after hydroseeding, fertilize your new lawn using a high nitrogen (the first of the 3 numbers on the bag) fertilizer and water thoroughly.    A high phosphorus or "starter fertilizer" was used when your lawn was hydroseeded.  The phosphorus will stimulate root growth, and in the early stages it is important to get good root growth before you stimulate a vigorous  top growth with nitrogen.  Do not use weed killer on a new lawn.

 

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Downloadable Files:

How to prepare for hydroseeding

Care and watering of your hydroseeded lawn

How to maintain your hydroseeded lawn

 

 

 Our Hydroseeding Equipment

 

HS 100 Gallon

The HS-100 is ideal for installing a new lawn in areas with smaller lawns and for lawn repair and renovation, and for installing irrigation systems or water lines,

 

HS 300 Gallon

Ideal for doing residential and commercial seeding with average jobs of 5,000 to 20,000 square feet.  It is capable of handling much larger jobs, when hydroseeding larger jobs a seeding rate of up to 2 acres per day is possible with a good water source.

 

 

HS 750 Gallon

Ideal for doing residential and commercial seeding with average jobs of 6,000 to 40,000 square feet. It is capable of handling much larger jobs. When hydroseeding large areas, a seeding rate of 3-4 acres per day is possible with a good water source