Frequently Asked Questions
How should I prepare my yard for hydroseeding?
Prepare your area as if you were installing sod. The site should have 10cm (4 inches) of quality loam (soil). It should then be leveled, raked to remove any debris, and lightly compacted. If there are weeds present they should be removed mechanically or chemically.
Do you provide estimates?
Yes, absolutely. And of course our quotes are at no charge
When can you hydroseed?
With the correct care, anytime between spring thaw and fall freeze.
Summer – depending on your vacation schedule, the summer can be an excellent time to hydroseed. Make sure you water a little more frequently due to the hot weather.
Fall – gives you a nice lush lawn for the following spring. The lawn will be a little thin in the fall, but by next spring it will thicken up and fill in nicely.
Late Fall – Areas hydroseeded in the in late fall will germinate in early spring.
How long will my hydroseeded lawn take to grow?
Unless your area is seeded late in the season (when daytime temperatures are less than 10ºC), germination typically takes place in 4 to 7 days. This can vary due to ambient temperatures and moisture conditions. It is important to note that some of the seed varieties will take up to 21 days to germinate. The first mowing is often within 4 weeks.
Caring for my newly hydroseeded lawn
During the establishment phase, twice-a -day watering us usually appropriate during May and June; however, the weather conditions may require more or less water. On very hot summer days, three or more waterings a day may be required. Avoid puddling and washing, but water thoroughly.
A new lawn should be mowed as soon as the grass blades are 3" to 4 ” tall. Delaying the first cutting encourages weed growth, and allows long grass blades to bend over, causing a shabby appearance. Mowing plays a vital role in controlling the weeds, giving the grass the opportunity to “choke out the weeds”. Subsequent mowing should be done every week, and the blades of the lawnmower should always be kept sharp. Sharp blades prevent bruised and torn grass blades. Bruised or damaged grass invites grass disease and results in unsightly brown spots.
It is recommended that additional balanced fertilizer be applied after the first mowing. Apply fertilizer on the lawn area when it is dry and then water thoroughly. If required, this is a service we can provide.