Simple Steps in How to Hydroseed
What You’ll Need
- Long garden hose
- Attachable container tank
- Cellulose fiber or wood mulch
The hydroseeding method to start a lawn is the easiest way of the many methods to start a new yard. Lawn seeding is probably the most time-consuming and tedious process. The soil needs to prepared and spread the seed by cart or hand. Than you need to put some type of wire to keep the animals off. Whereas with hydroseeding, use a garden hose to spray the mixed solution on the soil. Hydroseeding cost about a third what sod would. This process is very easy to do. Just follow the steps below.
Step 1 – You’ll Need to Mix the Solution
In the attachable container tank, mix seed, water, fertilizer, and either cellulose fiber or mulch. Follow the directions and make sure to use exact proportions. Mulch would be the most important out of all the ingredients because it protects for the wind and sun and gives nutrients to the seed.
Step 2 -Attach the Hose to Tank
Attach the hose to the tank with the solution. Spray thoroughly the entire area where you want the seed to grow. The best time to hydroseed is in spring when you can take advantage of most sunlight.
Step 3 – Keep the Lawn Moist
First two weeks is crucial when you first spray, closely keep an eye on the lawn and keep it wet. Moisten the hydroseed area lightly three times per day for week 1, gradually watering it less as time goes by. Keeping the lawn moist should give the fertilizer and seed a chance to spout.
Step 4 – Touch Up May Be Needed
As the grass begins to grow, you may noticed that you missed some areas. And it can be fixed easily. Simply spray the solution on the area where the seed didn’t take hold and follow the same steps in Step 3, keeping it moist as the grass grows..
Step 5 – Less Watering
You need to keep the area moist, but you don’t need to water as many time a day. This is where the hydroseed solution comes into play. It protects the seed and will germinate in time. Decrease watering gradually so the seeds aren’t soaked.
Hydroseeding is an cost effective way to seed your yard without the need seeding, fertilizing and mulching by simpl spraying a mixture through a garden hose. It is a quick way of starting a new lawn that won’t cost a arm or leg, so give it a try the next time you want a new yard or just make some repairs.