Hydroseeding for Homes
Hydroseeding is a process of spraying a mixture of grass seed, fertilizer, water, and a green colored mulch onto soil for a new lawn or renovating an existing lawn. Growth occurs much more quickly, and without the unsightly esthetics of planting a seed in more traditional methods. It also eliminates the need for straw placement, which is messy and carries weed seeds that are naturally found in the straw.
Hydroseeding Services throughout Massachusetts
Rutland Nurseries are one of the few distributors of a new lawn hydroseeding product produced by Weyerhauser and has incomparable results for seeding steep banks.
Our Hydroseeding Team of Professionals
Our experienced team of turf management specialists has the technical training and skill to properly hydroseed your lawn or commercial property. Since 1957, Rutland Nurseries has provided beautiful landscaping and lawn installations to our customers throughout Massachusetts, and give our customers the finest hydroseeding products available.
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Rutland Nurseries provides hydroseeding services in Worcester, Central, and Metro West areas of Massachusetts.
Advantages of Hydroseeding a Lawn Compared to Traditional Dry Seed
- Faster growth period- seed germinates upon contact with water and grass can come up in as early as 3-5 days.
- Esthetically more pleasing during the growth phase due to green appearance
- Eliminating need for straw also eliminates weed seeds that are carried in the straw
- Allows for custom spraying of multiple different grass seeds in different areas of your property
- Mulch in turf mix decomposes into humus content. Straw will leach nitrogen levels from your lawn as it decomposes
Advantages of Hydroseeding Over Sod
- While sod produces a beautiful result, it is the most expensive option
- It usually costs 3-5 times the cost of hydroseeding
- A hydroseeded turf can be just as esthetically pleasing as sod, without the cost
- Grass plants are grown right into your own soil with hydroseeding, there is no risk of plants “not taking.” Sod can have soil compatibility issues, causing the appearance of turf that looks like it could be rolled right back up.
- Sod roots are chopped off-resulting in less healthy grass plants
- Sod requires more care
- If you choose to install sod, it is extremely important to have it installed by an experienced professional
What is in the Hydroseed Mixture?
Water is one of the ingredients in hydro seed mix and acts as a carrier. When the water and seed contact, the growth process gets a “jump start” effect.
A custom blend of grass seeds are utilized depending on soil types, sunlight and other factors. Specialized seeds for erosion control can also be used on steep embankments and slopes. Athletics fields can also be hydroseeded with a specialized blend of seed for their specific turf needs.
Fertilizer is also included in the turf mix to stimulate root growth.
Hydroseeding mulch is what gives it the green color. Beyond increasing the aesthetics of the lawn during the growth phase, it also protects the seed and seals in moisture.
Other products that may be added to a hydroseeding mix are called tackifers that help to retain materials on a slope or in rainy conditions. They also help to retain moisture for better growth. Other additives may be lime based for pH adjustment or water retention additives and growth stimulants.
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