Hydroseeding is a process of mixing seed, fertilizer, tackifiers and wood, straw or paper fiber-mulch with water in correct proportions inside a tank, then spraying the mixture onto the area to be seeded. Rich Valley Contracting recommends using wood mulch, or wood and straw mulch combined as it holds the moisture longer than paper mulches, sprays very evenly and sticks well to the applied area. Therefore giving our customers a superior result. Hydroseeding works very well for areas that are too large to sod, or for areas that require a specific seed mix for the type of soil or growing conditions.

The popularity of hydroseeding in Canada is skyrocketing. Customers notice that you spray it on, and before you know it, a beautiful lush lawn is growing. Rich Valley Contracting finds that our customers love it, and it helps them solve many problems when it comes to establishing seed on large areas such as acreages, golf courses, land fills, pipelines, berms, sports fields and boulevards.

There are reasons hydroseeding works so well. The seed is suspended in nutrient rich slurry formed by the use of mulch, fertilizer and tackifiers in the Hydroseeder machine. The contact of the seed with the water in the machine triggers the germination cycle. The mulch layer seals in the moisture, holds the soil in place and acts like a mini-greenhouse. The seed is at an ideal depth for good results thus making conditions that are right to produce a lush green lawn in a very short time.

After hydroseeding, your area will have a nice green appearance from the mulch dye in the spray mix. The grass should begin to come up in 7to 10 days depending on soil temperatures and moisture levels. Your area should be ready to mow in about 4 weeks.

Hydroseeding provides flexibility for homeowners needing different varieties of seed while at the same time being completely environmentally friendly. Specialty seed mixes for different areas and soil types are available, as well as seed mixes for irrigated and non-irrigated areas.

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