Hydroseeding is a grass seed sowing process that is fast, efficient and economical. Although not producing instant effects as achieved with instant turf, the process is far more cost effective and delivers better grass than the conventional sowing of seed method does.
Hydroseeding begins by mixing recycled paper mulch (or cellulose fibre), seed, tackifiers, fertiliser and water in the tank of a hydro-mulching machine. Once mixed, the material is then pumped from the tank and sprayed onto the ground. The mix is referred to as slurry. Once it is applied to the soil, it enhances growth by providing an ideal environment for seed germination. (As always, the climate and local water availability continue to play an important part in assisting germination speed).
We recommend the following steps for preparation:
Important note! If you plan to install a sprinkler system, we recommend that you install the pipe work first before finalising the above steps, aligning the sprinklers to the desired height and ensuring that all pipe work is well below rotary hoe depth.
Hydroseeding will produce excellent results every time, especially if the area is well prepared and cared for. With the right preparation and regular application of water to the hydroseeded area, an excellent coverage of high quality and highly resilient grass will be achieved in just four to six weeks.
Fertilising your new lawn is recommended after 6-8 weeks. Consult your local nursery as to fertilisers suitable for your area and time of year. “Weed and Feeding” is not recommended until the grass is at least six months old.