A Spectacular Spring

A Spectacular Spring

Recommendations To Help Ensure The Success Of Your New Hydroseeded Lawn

by Terri Holmes

Installing a new lawn in your yard can make your yard look more attractive, provide a pleasant place to relax, and cool your yard and home to help increase the efficiency of your home's air conditioner during the summer. Hydroseeding is an efficient way to add a lawn, as long as you take the necessary precautions and steps to ensure its success. Here are some tips to consider to help this process be as successful as possible.

Manage Proper Watering

Before you hire a company to apply the hydroseed slurry of grass seeds and mulch, it is a good idea and is usually recommended by the hydroseed company that you have an automatic sprinkler system installed. This ensures you can provide the moisture necessary for the seeds to germinate and prevents unnecessary foot traffic during manual watering, which can disturb the hydroseed application. 

It will be necessary to keep your hydroseed application moist as much as possible over the first several days to promote seed germination. It is usually recommended by the hydroseed technicians for you to water your seed several times every day. 

Fill In Thin Spots

As you water your hydroseed application, the seeds and mulch can be disturbed by ponding and runoff from your sprinklers, animal activity, and other natural forces. This can cause thin or bare areas in your lawn as the seeds begin to germinate and take root. For this reason, it is going to be necessary for you to have some extra grass seed on hand so you can manually fill in any bare or thin spots.

Ask your hydroseeding company for a bag of grass seed in the same type of seed they installed in your yard. Any filling-in you do of your lawn's bare spots should match with the surrounding area, so you should make sure to get the same type of lawn seeds.

Be sure to rough up the area with a rake or hand spade before sprinkling the seed over the bare spot. This helps the seeds to remain within the top layer of soil and not be blown away by the wind.

Ensure Gutter Drainage

You will also need to make sure your home's roof gutters and downspouts are properly installed to prevent any washing away of your hydroseeding layer. All roof edges should have a full length of gutter to collect any roof runoff during wet weather. Then, the gutters should be connected to downspouts and a runoff diverter to take the flow from the downspout to an area off of your lawn's new site.

Allowing any part of your gutters or downspouts to drain onto the hydroseed application will quickly rinse the application from the soil and cause deep erosion to occur in your yard's soil. This will result in you having to pay for erosion repair and reapplication of hydroseed to repair the damage.

Use these tips to help you ensure success to your home's hydroseed application and new lawn. To learn more about hydroseeding, contact a company like Bark Blowers & Hydroseeding Inc.


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!