What is Hydroseeding?It’s called several things such as hydroseeding, hydro-seeding or hydro-mulching but whatever you call it, it’s a process of applying seed, fertilizer and mulch in a water mixture to establish the germination of seed. You’ve probably seen a construction site or along a new stretch of highway where they’ve sprayed the ground with a green mixture and pretty quickly it starts growing. That’s hydroseeding and we use the same process to start fine lawns too but the primary difference is that we use a long fire hose and spray directly down at the applicators feet so we can have precise spray pattern control with almost no overspray. Using this method, we can spray a sharp line where you want your grass to start and stop. BenefitsTwo big benefits of hydroseeding are even application and fast germination of the seed. Hydrolawn Hydroseeding uses a top-of-the-line hydroseeder which uses hydraulically driven mechanical agitation to assure total blending of the materials and a centrifugal pump to consistently apply an even application. The reason hydroseeding germinates so much faster than other methods of seeding is that the mulch is totally blended with the seed and fertilizer and it wicks up the water to keep the seed moist for much longer periods of time. Given an adequate supply of sunshine, the moist seeds start growing very quickly and you’re soon seeing the grass grow before your eyes. Quality mulch is the key factor in this process and Hydrolawn Hydroseeding uses only 100% pure wood mulch which has been proven to be better for holding water than ground up newspapers (cellulose) or any other commonly used mulch. CostPeople often compare putting in their lawn with sod verses hydroseeding and soon find out hydroseeding costs only a fraction that of sod and produces better results in most cases. The only advantage of sod is time as you can have a new green lawn in a day. To have your lawn hydroseeded will cost approximately one tenth the cost of having a sod lawn installed. That’s right one tenth! Both require the same soil preparation and not including soil preparation costs, 5000 square feet of installed sod will cost approximately $5000 but you will pay less than $500 to hydroseed the same area. Our pricing is per square foot and varies with the size of the area to be seeded so to get a price estimate for your lawn, you will need to contact us directly.