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Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about hydroseeding and erosion control.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hydroseeding

What is hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is a process of planting vegetation using a slurry mixture of seed, mulch, fertilizer, and water that is sprayed onto the ground with a high-pressure hose.
What are the benefits of hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is a fast, cost-effective way to establish vegetation on a large area of land. It provides better seed-to-soil contact, promotes faster germination, and helps reduce erosion and runoff.
What types of areas are suitable for hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is suitable for a wide range of areas, including residential lawns, commercial landscaping, highway slopes, mine reclamation, and landfill covers.
How long does it take for hydroseeded grass to grow?
The germination time for hydroseeded grass can vary depending on the climate, type of grass, and growing conditions. In general, grass should start to germinate within 5-7 days, and should be well established within 4-6 weeks.
How should hydroseeded areas be maintained?
After hydroseeding, the area should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist and promote germination. Fertilization and weed control should also be performed as needed.
Is hydroseeding environmentally friendly?
Hydroseeding is considered an environmentally friendly method of establishing vegetation, as it reduces the amount of erosion and runoff, and promotes the growth of native vegetation.
Can hydroseeding be done on steep slopes?
Yes, hydroseeding can be done on steep slopes. In fact, hydroseeding is often preferred over traditional methods of planting on slopes, as it provides better seed-to-soil contact and reduces the risk of erosion.
What types of seed can be used for hydroseeding?
A wide variety of grass, wildflower, and native plant seeds can be used for hydroseeding, depending on the area and the desired outcome. Seed mixes can be customized to suit the needs of the specific project.
What techniques are used for erosion control?
Erosion control techniques can include the use of sediment control devices like silt fencing, straw wattles, and erosion control blankets, as well as the use of vegetation and plantings, riprap, and retaining walls.
What are the benefits of erosion control?
Erosion control can help to prevent the negative impacts of soil erosion, such as water pollution, loss of topsoil, and damage to infrastructure. They can also help to protect local waterways and the environment.
When is erosion control needed?
Erosion control is needed anytime there is the potential for soil disturbance or erosion, such as during construction or land development projects, or in areas where natural erosion may be occurring.
How can erosion control help with compliance?
Erosion control services can help ensure that your project is in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to soil erosion and stormwater runoff. They can also help you avoid fines and other penalties for non-compliance.
How long does erosion control last?
The lifespan of erosion control measures can vary depending on the specific measures used, the site conditions, and the intensity and duration of rainfall and other weather events. However, erosion control measures are typically designed to last for the duration of the project they are implemented for.
How can erosion control be customized for different projects?
Erosion control can be customized to suit the specific needs of different projects, taking into account factors such as the size and scope of the project, the type of soil, and the specific erosion risks present on the site. This can include the selection of specific erosion control measures and the use of different materials and techniques.