Is Hydroseeding Right for Your Business?

There are many different ways to create a lawn, but Dave Johnson, president of International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals (IAHP) and owner of Carolina HydroSeeding, Inc., appreciates hydroseeding for its versatility and economical value.

"Hydroseeding to me is a no-brainer when it comes to economically getting grass to establish" he says. "When compared to sod or traditional seeding in a residential or commercial area, on an interstate, airport or school, hydroseeding is the most economical choice."

For landscaping professionals, hydroseeding is a process by which seed, water, fertilizer, fiber mulch and sometimes lime are blended together in a tank and applied onto a prepared lawn area through a spraying hose. Once sprayed, the wet fiber mulch creates a bond to the soil and provides the seeds with a water-retaining blanketing coat while protecting it from sunlight, wind and erosion. As the grass seeds begin to germinate, the fiber mulch will slowly decompose adding nutrients to the soil.

Here are considerations to make if you want to offer hydroseeding as a service:

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