Hydroseeding: What Is It and When Is It Right For You?

When the lawn of your sports field or business lacks in nutrients, discouraging it from growing and causing dull spots around the area, it can be unsightly for a business, and give off the wrong impression. It can also be detrimental to how a sports game is played. The bottom line is that it’s essential to keep your lawn green and flourishing. You can do this by hydroseeding.

The concept of using hydroseed (sometimes referred to as hydraulic mulch) is to widen the choices of residential lawn owners when a yard calls for completely new materials, rather than the traditional route of giving property owners one option: new sod installation. While sod is a viable option, it can be exponentially more expensive than hydroseeding. 

But what is it really? Hydroseed or hydraulic mulch is a mix of seed and mulch (wood fiber, seed, fertilizer, etc.) that works to protect the ground and prevent erosion. 


What Happens When You Choose Hydroseeding? Hydroseeding on a property

There’s a perfected process, just as with any other traditional lawn care service. 

Prepping for the Work

While it might sound awkward to think that the ground outside needs to be “prepared” for something, it’s an important part of the process to ensure that hydroseeding is done right. To see this through, the ground is checked for seed germination and drainage using the most up to date materials to do so, and it will leave an undisturbed place for the hydroseed to do its magic. 

Firing Up the Drill 

A drill doesn’t exactly sound like something you’d generally think of when you’re getting ready to care for your lawn. But it’s a crucial part of the process, as it allows the seeds being planted to be installed at a specific depth every time for optimal growth. 

Let’s Begin 

Once the equipment is ready and the ground is prepared, hydraulic mulch (which is extremely nutrient-dense) will be sprayed throughout the yard and will immediately create a green surface over the area. This layer will allow the seeds underneath to grow without disruption. 


Sod Installation VS. Hydroseeding Rolled up sod being laid

What’s the difference between hydroseeding and traditional sod? Many people will find themselves shying away from the new, innovative area of lawn care services, but just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s bad. 

Maybe you’ve just moved into a new area, built a new home on many acres of land, or invested in a huge sports field. That area will cost a fortune to cover with sod – and it will be a nightmare to keep up with. When you choose hydroseeding, you won’t have to worry about those things. 

It’s cost-effective, more durable, induces faster growth, takes less time to install, and boosts your curb appeal unlike any other. 


Calling the Experts at RZ Sports Turf for Hydroseeding 

Our company knows hydroseed, unlike any other. We are trained in every aspect of it and are licensed in both Michigan and Indiana. We’ll take care of your hydroseed needs with an inclusion of a 60-day post-installation follow up. 

If you’re interested in knowing more about why hydroseeding is right for you, feel free to contact us by phone at 574-404-8873, or fill out our contact form now. Our clients can even find us on social media by checking out our Facebook page

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