Hydroseeding For Beginners

Posted on: 18 April 2023

Hydroseeding offers a customizable approach to establishing a lawn. It provides full control over the grass varieties that are planted. The following guidelines will help you prep your yard and apply a slurry mixture (custom hydroseed blend).

The Basics

Traditional seeding methods require seeds to be spread by hand or by a mechanical seed spreader. Seeding often involves adding fertilizer or mulch directly to the land where seeds have been spread. A hydroseeding process can save you time and money. It will allow you to prepare a slurry in advance.

A slurry is a combination of grass seeds, fertilizer, water, mulch, and a dye agent. Landscape supply retailers sell hydroseeding kits that can be used to spread a slurry mixture across a residential property or commercial property. 

Your Lawn Preferences

Decide what types of grass you would like to grow on your property. By using a hydroseeding process, you can choose one or more grass varieties that you like. The region where you live should be taken into account. If you live in a region where a particular variety of grass does not grow well, avoid purchasing this type of seed. Your slurry mixture should contain native grass seed varieties.

Leveling Steps And Slurry Prep Steps

Hydroseeding should be performed across land that has been leveled. Once you have graded your land, add a layer of topsoil across the property. Next, prepare the slurry mixture. A hydroseeding kit will contain instructions that specify how to prepare the mixture.

All of the components that will be added to your property will need to be added to the hydroseeding spreader's reservoir. Select which type of fertilizer and mulch product to add to the other items that are being used to prepare a slurry.

Application Steps

Once all of the components have been added to a hydroseeding spreader, blend them. All of the components should be evenly distributed.

Spray the slurry mixture across your property. Apply an even amount of the mixture in straight lines. The dye agent that was added to the slurry will help you keep track of where the seed mixture has been applied.

Once the entire lawn has been coated with the mixture, the mulch that is blended in with the seeds will stabilize the seeds. The mulch pieces will be heavy enough to prevent the seeds from becoming airborne.

Your lawn will need to be watered on a consistent basis. You can use an irrigation system or a sprinkler to water your lawn.