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What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding or hydromulching is a grass planting process that has been used on everything from highways, to residential lawns, the process is fast, simple, economical, and efficient. The hydroseeding process starts by mixing cellulose fiber mulch, grass seed and water in a tank to be pumped and mixed by a machine.  Once the mixture is fully blended it is then sprayed on the ground.  The sprayed mixture on the ground is referred to as a blanket or a mat, the material in the mat enhances the seed geminating process and will stimulate the seeds to grow a healthy and deep root system and an even pattern of leaf stock.

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When is the best time to hydroseed?

Spring - gives you a jump on a nice lush lawn for summer and fall.  When the cool weather of the fall arrives you will see a noticeable thickening of the newly seeded areas.  
Summer - depending on your vacation schedule, the summer can be an excellent time to hydroseed.  Make sure you water twice daily for 20 minutes each watering, and you will have a nicely established and lush lawn in the fall when the nights start to get cooler.  
Fall - gives you a nice lush lawn for the following spring. The lawn will be a little thin in the fall, but by next spring it will thicken up and fill in nicely. You will have a nicely established lawn the following spring.  

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How should I water my newly hydroseeded lawn?

In the spring when the days are warm and sunny and the evenings are still cool and crisp, water your lawn once a day for at least 20 minutes. In the summer when the days and nights are hot, water your new lawn area twice a day for at least 20 minutes - once in early morning and again in late afternoon or early evening.  This will stimulate grass growth and help keep out weeds. In the fall when the days are still warm and the evenings are starting to cool down, water your new lawn area once a day for at least 20 minutes.  The growth in the fall may be light, but in the spring you will realize a good head start on a healthy, lush lawn.

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How long will it take to see results?

Depending upon watering and/or rainfall amounts, a properly hydroseeded lawn should show results in as little as three days and should be fully established in three weeks or less.

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What about using sod?

You'll have a thick, green lawn immediately but the process of applying sod is extremely labor intensive (which means expensive). A sod lawn requires extensive watering to become established (are your water bills already high enough?).

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