We have a patch of lawn out back that I’ve not been able to get grass to grow on. I’ve tried planting it a couple times and it just doesn’t seem to want to grow. One of my neighbors is having a Hydroseeding Contractor re-seed his lawn later this week so I’m going to have the hydroseeder stop by and squirt my small area out back.
Hydroseeding is a pretty simple yet extremely effective way of seeding new lawns. Hydroseeding involves mixing, water, seed, fertilizer and mulch into a slurry type mixture and then spraying it onto the soil as shown in the picture. The mixture promotes quicker germination and in most cases quicker thicker growth.
The water serves two purposes, first it acts as a carrier for the seed, fertilizer and mulch. Secondly it helps the seed germinate. You can even have “pre-germinated” seeds used if you’re short on time late in the fall. The mixture typically uses a high phosphorus starter fertilizer to promote good strong root growth. The mulch is typically a paper or wood material. The mulch helps hold the seed in place, hold moisture for germination and protect it from birds and animals. Most hydroseeding mixtures are dyed green as seen in the photo.
I’ll post some pictures and discuss the results after they apply the seed.