Using Mulch and Mulch Blowers ~ Summer Meeting

Using Mulch and Mulch Blowers ~ Summer Meeting

Considerations of Using Mulch and Mulch Blowers MNLA Summer Conference, Thursday, July 24, 2014 Sponsored by: Finn Corp, HydrograssCorp.com and Vermont Mulch Company Randy Prostak, UMass Extension will take a look at the most common myths about mulch and mistakes made by landscapers when using mulch. David O’Sullivan, VT Mulch Company will showcase the various types of mulches and suggest

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Featured in Modern Contractor Solutions

Featured in Modern Contractor Solutions

Finn and hydrograsscorp.com featured in April’s edition of Modern Contractor Solutions Finn Hydroseeders – Keeping things green in the big city ~featured in Aprils edition of Modern Contractor Solutions April 2013 FINN HydroSeeders® are contractors go-to solutions for quick and efficient seeding and erosion control. Ranging in tank size from 335 gallons to nearly 4,000 gallons, there is a model

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Is Hydroseeding Right for Your Business?

Is Hydroseeding Right for Your Business?

Is Hydroseeding Right for Your Business in 2018? 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

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Inching Closer To the Sun

Inching Closer To the Sun

Inching Closer To the Sun Quality, even in a recession, never goes out of style. Contractors seek effective, lasting erosion control on their project sites, as well as affordability. Because of the easy application process and the products’ staying power, hydroseeding remains a viable, economically savvy solution during bleak economic times. read more (PDF)….

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Tough Hydroseeding Challenges ~ Oil and Gas Drilling Reclamation

Oil and Gas Drilling Reclamation The town of Parachute, CO, lies in the approximate epicenter of the basin and that’s where Colby Reid, reclamation manager for Western States Reclamation, has been working lately. With such mammoth reserves, the basin is home to thousands of wells, with hundreds added annually. It is Reid’s job to revegetate the area surrounding new wells.

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Tough Hydroseeding Challenges ~ Eroding Adirondack Slopes

Eroding Adirondack Slopes The Bakersfield, CA, company Terra Novo had previously discussed with the district the use of its erosion control product EarthGuard Fiber Matrix. The county decided to try EarthGuard on a test patch of slope to compare with the guar tackifier already in use. Brian Foster of Terra Novo describes EarthGuard as a polymer stabilizer fiber matrix, which

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West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ Choosing the Right Mulch

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ Choosing the Right Mulch Zwilling elected to use Flexterra FGM, a flexible growth medium that immediately bonds to the soil. Flexterra combines "thermally refined" wood fibers with crimped manmade fibers and other additives to produce an interlocking matrix with water-absorbing cavities that enhance germination and reduce soil loss. "It maintains its strength even in

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West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ The Next Steps

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ The Next Steps The difficult project had to be completed in steps. Initially, elemental sulfur, powdered iron sulfate, and gypsum were hydraulically applied to reduce the soil pH, and this mixture required time to activate. Penn Line waited approximately two weeks before proceeding with the actual hydroseeding. In addition, a combination of Super-Bio microbes,

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West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ ph Problem

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ ph Problem Theisen notes that once the pH problem was identified, he knew that it had to be lowered substantially. Another question that remained was what kind of seed mix to use. Drawing on the combined experience of the West Virginia DOT; the Department of Natural Resources (with its experience in difficult mine reclamation

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Tough Challenges ~ West Virginia Highway 47 Cut

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut "In 15 years of working with hydraulic products, I’ve never encountered a more challenging project," says Stephen Zwilling of Profile Products LLC in Buffalo Grove, IL. He’s referring to the 14-acre Highway 47 cut revegetation project in Parkersburg, WV. "There have been many attempts over a number of years to establish vegetation here,” he explains.

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