Hydroseeding is the process of mixing and spraying a slurry comprised of hydraulic mulch, seed, fertilizer, water; and optionally bonding agents and soil amendments. Hydroseeding is a cost effective method of establishing vegetation.
The hydraulic mulch holds the seed in place, insulates the seed from temperature fluctuations, and absorbs water which gives the seed a more continuous and consistent amount of moisture to enhance germination.
Hydroseeding allows you to quickly and cost-effectively cover areas as small as residential lawns to areas as large as mine sites. Recently the Erosion Control Industry has divided hydraulic mulches into one of two categories:
- Standard hydraulic mulch (re-vegetation) are the standard mulches comprised of paper and/or wood fibers.
- High performance hydraulic mulch “Erosion control” hydraulic mulches have the addition of special bonding agents designed to withstand extreme slopes and weather activity.