How to Prepare Your Yard for Hydroseeding
Hydroseeding is a low-cost method to grow your grass. Proper preparation and attention to detail are vital before and during your Hydroseeding CT treatment.
Plan the space
Remove all large rocks and pieces of debris from the area that you plan to seed before planting it. To create a rough surface, topsoil must be evenly distributed, ranging from 8 to 10 inches in depth. Fill in any weak spots to ensure that water drains away from your home and structures. If the soil you are working on is extremely dense and compact, a tiller might be needed. Compacted soil can make it difficult to allow oxygen, water, or minerals to move freely through the soil.
Conduct a soil investigation.
Check out the soil and consider doing soil research. Sand, silt, and clay comprise the bulk of soil. In sandy soil, water and air can flow easily, but they may also dry fast. The roots of fresh grass can be starved on clay soils due to the slow movement of water and air. The soil can be improved with organic matter (compost) or sandy or clay soils. Top Spray can offer soil amendments and pH adjustments based on the soil study results.
Modify the soil as needed
After the rough grade has been coated with organic matter and then tilled into place, it is considered the last grade. For the flatness of the surface, it is necessary to rake it off or use harrows. There should be no excessive looseness or compactness in the soil. For more information about your Hydroseeding CT application, Please contact us.
Awaiting Your Response
It is important to give your freshly sown grass at least 24 hours to dry out. The drying process can result in the hydro-mulch tackifier (glue) sticking to the soil. If you don't want to ruin the lawn you just seeded, do not drive or walk over it immediately.
Get started with your watering regimen after 24 hours. Maintain the newly-seeded lawn as moist as you can to ensure its success.
Should you water following hydroseeding?
Plan for Watering
Starting with week three starting week three, these guidelines are required: Fresh seed should be kept moist but not soggy. The seed will not survive if it drys out after sprouting. The size of the grass, weather conditions, season, and type of soil and terrain impact the amount of water needed to maintain a healthy lawn. The best results are obtained by watering more often and for shorter periods (3-6 daily by the conditions). Always remember to moisten the area. The darker the area's color, whether brown or green, the drier it will be. Mulch and seeds can be destroyed when there is excessive water in a single space or for a short period.
Weeks 3 to 5 You should water your lawn less frequently but for longer durations to encourage deep root growth and growth of healthy grass. This will enable us to reduce our water usage from six to three times weekly.
When your lawn grows to a height of three and three and a half inches, it is time to trim it. You should cut only the middle third of the grass while mowing. Make sure to make sure your blades are sharp and clean. Mowing stimulates the formation and maintenance of tillers which is the branching of the base of the plant. Increased tillering means that your lawn fills in more quickly.
To ensure the healthy growth of your hydroseeding CT grass, it is important to fertilize it. Apply an appropriate, granular fertilizer using a broadcast spreader when the grass is at or above 2 inches in height in three to four weeks. The recommended rate for application is 4.5 kgs/100m2 for either 16-16-16 or 18-10-10. Using a 21-7-14 blend fertilizer, apply it up to five times per year after the lawn has been established.
Control of Weeds
Only apply the Weed Killer after your lawn has been cut five times. It is common to use a Weed Killer to hydroseeding CTlawns in springtime to grow weeds. These are usually annuals in the soil. Regular mowing can manage them after their fall season is over.
All Green Hydroseed
82 Wolcott Road, Terryville, CT, 06786