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Hydroseeding or sometimes referred to as hydro-mulching is a grass planting process. The process is fast, efficient, and economical. This grass planting process is usually more effective than conventional seeding and certainly more economical than conventional sodding.

The process begins by mixing mulch, seed, fertilizer, and water in the tank of a hydroseeding machine. The mixed material is then pumped from the tank and sprayed onto the ground. Seed is mixed with a mulch-like material to keep it moist and in place. Hydroseeding is a good choice for large lawns or areas with steep slopes or hard-to-reach spots. The material is often referred to as a slurry, much like a soupy batch of green paper-mache. Once applied to the soil, the material enhances initial growth by providing a micro-environment beneficial to seed germination.

If the area being planted is smooth and manicured, the resulting grass surface will be smooth and manicured. Golf greens are frequently planted with hydroseeding resulting in a smooth surface. Hydroseeding requires less irrigation than conventional seeding methods and produces a more uniform stand.

Hydroseeding material is weed free. However, weed seed is almost always present in the soil, and when the soil gets the moisture and fertilizer from the planting process, weeds usually appear.

Mulch applied to the soil reduces moisture evaporation from the soil. Grass seed needs soil moisture to germinate and grow. Moisture must initially come from either irrigation or rainfall. Once the soil has moisture, mulch helps the seed get the most benefit from that moisture. Poor growth is almost always due to the seed and or the seedlings not getting enough moisture during certain critical times. Soil moisture is always important.

A good mulch application also provides erosion resistance. Soil erosion caused by flowing water is always a factor. Mulch helps hold soil in place and reduces the possibility that the seeds will be washed away, providing a better chance for establishing a more uniform coverage of grass. Further, when soil erosion is reduced, soil pollution of streams and other bodies of water bodies is reduced.

The mulch, with its fibrous network in the soil, can have significant benefits in reducing or preventing soil erosion. But the strength of the mulch can be enhanced by using a tackifier. A tackifier is a glue for tying the mulch and soil together.

Warm and moist conditions promote faster seed germination. Seed bed conditions determine growth rates after germination. When all the conditions are favorable, grass may require mowing and have excellent coverage in three to four weeks. It may be possible, under the most ideal conditions, to produce a turf suitable for a football field which can be ready for play in 90 days. During less favorable circumstances, a good stand of grass can take many months, or even up to a year, to become established.