Cape Cod Hydroseed

What is hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding (sometimes called hydromulching) sounds like a fancy procedure but it really isn’t. Hydroseed is a mixture of seed, mulch, fertilizer, soil amendments and water. The ingredients are combined to make the “slurry” that is placed into a hydroseeder tank which is then sprayed at high volumes onto the ground from trucks with attached sprayers. This makes the process convenient, accurate and cost effective.

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Our Cape Cod hydroseed ingredients

Seed

Our contractor choice seed blend has been selected for grass that do well in Cape Cod’s unique conditions.

Mulch

Chopped paper mulch holds the seeds together and combats soil erosion. It also holds moisture for faster initial growth.

Fertilizer

Combined with the effects of the superior mulching, the fertilizer promotes excellent growth of your grass over the long term.

Water

Water puts the hydro in hydroseed. Not only is water integral to the slurry application, it also encourages seed germination.

Hydroseeding advantages

Faster Application

Hydroseeded lawns will typically come in faster. In fact, it’s not unusual to see early growth in as little as 5-6 days. The faster the lawn comes in, the quicker it becomes fully established.

Even Distribution

Seed spreaders make it difficult to know exactly what areas are covered. The dye included in the hydroseeding slurry ensures 100% coverage, avoiding uneven distribution and growth.

Soil Moisture

Soil moisture is critical to grass growth. A good seeding will retain moisture for as long as possible. This is achieved by default with hydroseeding; not only is the moisture laid down with the seeding, but the hydroseed coating protects against evaporation.

Nutrient Breakdown

As traditional straw mulching breaks down it can leach nitrogen from your soil. By contrast, when paper or wood mulch breaks down it will actually add to the humus content, creating a healthier underlayer for your turf.

Erosion Control

Hydroseeding allows for the addition of a tackifier, a kind of organic “glue” that helps to bind the mulch to the underlying soil. A hydroseed crust will always outperform other mulches.