Seeding and Hydroseeding in the Spring - Pest End

Seeding and Hydroseeding in the Spring

Believe it or not, spring is really just a few short weeks away. The time to start thinking about your plan for your lawn and garden is now. Last fall, did you notice thinning or brown patches around your lawn? Is your grass as thick and lush as you would like? Now is the time to think about hydroseeding or reseeding your yard. Here are some ideas to consider.

 

Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding is is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. It is sprayed on by a lawn care professional and can cover a large area and areas that are prone to erosion such as hillsides or on sloping lawns. Growing results are often quick with high germination rates producing grass growth in about a week and mowing maintenance beginning around 3 to 4 weeks from the date of application. The mulch included in the slurry helps retain water in the ground, accelerating germination. Hydroseeding is the fastest, most cost-effective, and highest quality method of seeding lawn, landscape, and erosion control practices.

 

Seeding

Grass seeding either by hand or using a rotary seeder is another method that many homeowners use. This method is best done in the spring, summer, or fall. There needs to be a watering source nearby and possibly a covering of straw over the seeds to avoid having birds eat the seeds. While this method is probably the most affordable method, it does take the longest to germinate. Homeowners should see full grass growing within a couple of months.

 

Another option that tends to be fairly expensive, but allows for instant gratification, is sod. Once laid it needs water and a chance to attach to your soil. Then all you need to do is enjoy the thick, lush lawn. Do you have questions about hydroseeding, seeding, or sod for your lawn? Call Pro-Tech Lawn Care at (603) 382-9644 or Toll-Free: (800) 313-4733, and visit our website.