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What is Hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a planting process which utilizes a slurry of seed and mulch. The slurry is transported in a tank, either truck or trailer mounted, and sprayed over prepared ground in a uniform layer. Hydroseeding is an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting, sowing dry seed, or laying expensive sod. It promotes quick germination and inhibits soil erosion. The paper fiber mulch in the hydroseed mixture helps maintain the moisture level of the seed and seedlings. The slurry has other components including fertilizer, tackifying agents, green dye, and other additives.

When should I start watering after initial hydroseed application?

During Spring and fall weather it's best to wait 24 hours. During the summer you can wait over night and start watering the next morning.

Its been 7 days and I still don't see any grass?

It takes 7-10 days, depending on the time of the year and how much you have been watering, for the rye grass seeds to germinate. Green grass blades may not be visible to the eye for a few days after the seed has germinated. Kentucky Blue Grass takes 14-20 days to germinate and is a slower growing grass.

I have grass growing but there are circlular areas everywhere that are not growing?

Make sure your underground sprinkler nozzles are diffused enough so that there is water reaching underneath them.

Its been 20 days and still no grass, but the mulch is still on the ground. What does this mean?

Increase your watering run times, the mulch must stay moist as much as possible. If your only running your station run times at 5 or 10 minutes, try adding time in 5 minute increments. Try to keep the mulch from turning white as much as possible.

Its been 20 days and still no grass, but the mulch is gone and all that's left is mud. What does this mean?

Over-watering can cause the mulch to break down and be washed away. Paper fiber mulch and wood fiber mulch can still be washed out with excessive watering. You want to keep the mulch damp. If large puddles form, back down the station run time. It is common to have a little washout around sprinkler heads, but normally the lawn thickens after a few mowings, and patches fill in.

I have areas of yellow grass that do not grow very fast, and black slime on top of the soil. The grass does not respond to fertilizer, and the more I water the worse it gets. What do I do?

Over-watering in temperatures over 90 degrees creates an hot and damp environment for algae thrive in. Watch out for puddles in these temperatures. Seeding cool season grasses in July and August can be challenging however with proper irrigation and soil drainage algae can be avoided. If you do find algae in your young lawn you can use common moss and algae killer found at most home improvement centers. Always read the label before applying to your lawn! You may need core aeration to improve soil compaction. Core aerating is the process in which "cores" of soil are pulled from the ground and displaced onto the surface. Aerating promotes air, water and nutrient movement into the root zone of the grasses. It also remediates soil compaction issues by breaking the surface barrier, and acts as a source of “fresh” mulching of soil for the grass plants to send spreader roots into (and subsequently fill in) the thinner areas of your lawn. You should NOT aerate a new lawn until the seedlings reach maturity.( 6 to 12 months).

Is it okay to walk on the hydroseed?

Yes, as long as the soil has not been over-saturated with water. If the area that has been hydroseeded has mud, cut back your watering.

I have a dog, when can I let it out on the lawn?

Its okay to let small dogs out on it, but with medium to large dogs it's best to wait until after the first or second mowing.

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