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Hydro Mulching: Guidelines for a Healthy and Appealing Lawn

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If you are thinking about establishing a new lawn on your residential or commercial property, you should consider choosing the hydro mulching process for your project. Basically, this technique involves spraying a mixture of different components required for the growth of grass directly on the pertinent area. In simple terms, slurry consisting of the grass seed, water, fertiliser and even mulch is applied on the lawn area. This process is accomplished using a specialised machine, and the mixture is distributed using an attached power hose. The hydro mulching method is favourable because the process ensures even distribution, fast application and cheaper project costs. Here are hydro mulching guidelines to help you accomplish ideal results for your lawn.

Site Preparation

Good soil preparation is critical in creating a healthy and visually attractive lawn within your property. Ideally, you should till the area thoroughly so that the grass roots will be able to penetrate the ground easily after hydro mulching. You should also clear old plant roots and any weeds from your site using a garden rake. This will prevent regrowth, which can interfere with the health of your grass. Finally, you should level the soil using a roller to eliminate the bumps and humps after the tilling. If you do not, the lawn will appear uneven after the grass grows. 

Seeding Period

The success of your hydro mulching project will depend significantly on the timing of the planting process. Therefore, it is important to inquire about the right time to spread the seed from your hydro mulching contractor. The ideal period will depend on factors such as local climate in the region, weather patterns and condition of the soil. If you plant at the wrong time, the seeds might die before the conditions become conducive for growth. Generally, it is advisable to plant the grass seeds as the hot season ends. During this period, the seeds will not be in danger of dehydration, and the soil will still be warm enough to support germination.

Watering the Lawn

You should water the lawn regularly after the seeding process. The exact frequency will depend on the specific grass seed materials used, so ask your supplier for explicit instructions. If you neglect this practice, your lawn could experience premature failure because the slurry will harden. This tough layer will prevent the sprouting grass blades from breaking out of the soil. On the other hand, do not overwater the ground, because this can damage the slurry mixture.

For more information on the process, contact a local hydro mulching company.