. Hydroseeding is a cheaper option compared sod and also has advantages over it. For example, you can choose specific turf seeds that are tailored to your specific turf conditions and goals.
Though it takes longer, the roots are better than sod. With Hydroseeding, you can get a green lawn in two to three weeks. As with most Hydroseeding companies, they are confident in their process and will come back if there are problems.
Sod is the most expensive option for your lawn, it can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars more to install. Depending on the size of the project, sod lawn can be completed in a few days; however, it does not come without problems.
The sod may not hold and thrive. If your contractor guarantees success, you can call them and fix it, although very few contractors offer such guarantees with sod. Sod options are also limited to a few common grass types, with seeds selected to suit your microclimate, soil, and conditions.
Here are some things you can do to ensure the best results for a newly seeded lawn. Before you start planting a new lawn, you must first get rid of the old lawn.
You can cut the grass as short as your mower allows. Then cut the grass into pieces. In dry weather, do not turn off the water during this stage. Give a little water so that the old grass is easy to remove. Dry and compact soil will double the workload.
Make any necessary repairs or adjustments to your irrigation system. This is also a good time to replace old or malfunctioning irrigation with more efficient and water-efficient options.
In drought prone areas, it is more important than ever to choose solutions to minimize water use and waste. Not only will you save money, but you will also make a significant contribution to water conservation initiative.
If the soil is compacted, till it lightly to four inches or less. Top soil modification is not always required, but it is recommended to be sure. If so, it is important to till the modification on the surface and then grade the area. Make sure to remove all surface debris, such as trash, rocks, or twigs.
Add granulated fertilizer and then water for ten days to produce dormant weed seeds. After that, apply the herbicide on the newly grown grasses. Do not water the target area for one day after killing herbs and grasses. This will reduce the weed problem in the future.
Depending on herbicide use, wait one to five days after removing weeds before using hydroseed application.
Also be sure to keep pets away from treated areas, as it can be toxic. Finally, be sure to avoid flower or vegetable gardens when using herbicides.
One or two days before application, be sure to classify the surface of the soil to be level and smooth. The surface area should be loose, not compact. Rollers are not required.
Provide access to workers, equipment, and hoses to target areas. Remove any obstructions that may be an access barrier before the installer arrives.
In addition to providing enough water, soil is the most important component, whether it is seeded or sod. The investment you make in soil preparation will pay off in the long run.