PREPARATION

Hydroseed Preparation

  • Determine the Square footage of your lawn. Accuracy is important here because this number is used to calculate pricing.

  • Eliminate all weeds. If using a non-selective herbicide (such as round-up), spray 7-10 days prior to hydroseeding. Make sure to kill any germinating weeds that may hinder the growth of the seed.

  • Remove rocks and debris any larger than the size of a golf ball.

  • Make sure your soil is finely graded, leveled, and settled to ensure your hydroseed is even.

  • Be prepared to keep your new lawn moist (this is especially critical during the first three weeks).

Watering     

    Measuring 

Weeding     

      Soil Prep

Measuring

In order to get the right amount of seed, we must know the correct square footage of the desired lawn. When measuring it is important to keep in mind the potential odds and ends that keep your lawn area from being perfectly square. For questions regarding measuring your lawn, contact us. We would love to help!

Soil Prep

Correct soil Preparation is very important to make sure the seedlings take root. Make sure to take out rocks that are larger than the size of a golf ball. Rocks will prevent an even and thick lawn. Once the rocks are gone, rake the soil to even it out. Often we will do a soil test, to know what minerals and supplements the seeds will need to grow in the area. One of our guys will visit to collect a soil sample. Just before seeding, it is best to water the soil just until it is damp, but not puddling. Damp soil allows the mulch mixture to properly stick to the ground.

Weeding

Creating an environment for seeds to take root and grow also means that any weeds in the area will likely surface and thrive as well. Be sure to clear the area of weeds before seeding to help keep them out of the hydroseeded area, otherwise you’ll have to pull them by hand once the seedlings have securely rooted themselves. It can be tempting to try and use some sort of herbicide early, but avoid laying any type of chemical weedkiller until the lawn is matured.

Watering

Freshly seeded areas are thirsty and will need consistent watering. It’s usually recommended to water seedling roughly three to four times a day. This can be reduced once grass starts growing, but the seeds will need lots of water to take root properly. Previously installed sprinkler system can make this process much easier. Although it needs to be watered often, don’t produce any puddles as this could damage the seeds. Our ideal time recommendation for watering are 9am, 12pm, and 3pm. Try to avoid watering at night or you run the risk of growing fungi.

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