With Spring rapidly approaching, now’s the time to consider lawn preparation and health. With hydroseeding, you can achieve the lawn of your dreams on your commercial property.
Hydroseeding is a process in which a mixture or slurry of grass seed, fertilizer, and soil, is sprayed over bare land. The distribution of the slurry results in the growth of a green, healthy lawn. Hydroseeding is one of the fastest and most cost-effective methods of growing grass and achieving a healthy lawn for your commercial building year-round. The slurry works with water to protect the grass seeds from wind, soil, erosion, and excess sunlight. The variety of nutrients in the slurry help your seeds thrive and cultivate a lustrous lawn.
Property owners working to grow vibrant green grass should invest in hydroseeding services administered by landscaping and erosion control experts. A perfectly manicured lawn greets guests and visitors before you or your associates do and creates an inviting exterior for your building. However, it’s important to learn the best time for implementing hydroseeding.
Spring or Fall Hydroseeding
According to the International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals (IAHP), the ideal time to begin hydroseeding is in the spring or fall. Since the soil is warm and rain is moderate during these seasons, it helps the grass seeds grow deeper roots. Water is a vital component to a full, healthy lawn after hydroseeding. In the early stages, you must keep the seedbed hydrated for an extended period of time.
The ideal temperature for hydroseeding is 75-85 degrees. Depending on your geographic location, the summertime can be much hotter, often in the 90s or higher. Due to the consistent heat, summer is also a great time to begin a hydroseeding project, as it results in faster growth than in other seasons. However, it’s best to install sprinklers and program them to water the soil frequently. To see the best results, water the area three to four times a day for at least 15 minutes. You may gradually decrease watering over the first two weeks of the application but be sure to increase watering duration.
Best Places to Hydroseed
If your commercial property’s lawn is less than 3500 square feet, hydroseeding isn’t the best economical approach, as it’s ideal for large, wide-open spaces. This project uses industrial hoses or hydroseeding tanks, which are best for steep slopes and areas where erosion control is needed on your property. Since it costs 15 cents per square foot, on average, contractors will often offer a discount to hydroseed larger areas, which significantly reduces your final costs.
Hydroseeding may be more expensive than planting grass seed, but unlike traditional seed planting, hydroseeding increases the chance of germination. That means you won’t have to worry about replanting areas, and it prevents patches in your lawn. To allow for grass to grow evenly, avoid as much physical contact as possible. Walking on the freshly hydroseeded area can cause thinning and bare spots. Since the seedlings are in a vulnerable state before they take root, it’s important to stay off the area.
Enlist the Professionalism of Varsity, Inc.
It doesn’t take many people to complete a hydroseeding project, but specialized equipment is required for this task. For this reason, hydroseeding isn’t a DIY project. When the slurry isn’t mixed and distributed properly, it produces displeasing results that reflect negatively on the image of your business. Since this is a detailed job, some states only allow licensed professionals to use some of the additives in hydroseeding mixtures. We implore you to hire our professionals to hydroseed your company’s lawn and deliver outstanding results that last year after year.
At Varsity Inc, we are experienced landscapers and erosion control experts. We provide value and reliability as we deliver a host of commercial property landscaping solutions. We plant and fertilize seed over sloped land with our fast and professional hydroseeding. We know how important the look of your business is, so we contribute to the even growth of a flawless lawn—your building can have beautiful green grass in a matter of a few weeks. Call us today to discuss how we can enhance your property with our advanced solutions.
Varsity Inc. has been providing a full range of landscape related services to the Northeast commercial and industrial markets since 1974.