The number 1 most important step to installing a lawn is the prep work. Prior to hydroseeding or installing any sort of new lawn, we recommend harley raking your yard to prep the soil properly. Harley raking is grading and leveling dirt and gravel roads, lawn prep, and any and all heavy-duty raking applications. Harley raking is done by a piece of heavy equipment attached to either a tractor or skid steer to level out high and low areas of a lawn to an equal level. A power drum is attached to the Harley rake which has rows of teeth on it. When the drum spins, it breaks up hard compacted soil into fine, loose dirt. As the box slides along the ground, any low spots in the terrain will be instantly filled in. If there are any rocks or debris in the ground, they are pushed into the soil deeper and leaving a finely screened soil bed behind. If the soil is loosened up and prepped well enough, you will have success at establishing a beautiful lawn. There is no secret seed that makes grass grow, it is all in the prep work!
- Hydroseeding is a new and improved way to grow a lawn or bring back to life those stubborn bare patches in your lawn. It is done by using heavy equipment that mixes together water, grass seed, fertilizer, and a tackifier. Once the mixture is thoroughly blended together, the slurry is then sprayed onto your lawn with a tank and pump system.
- Mixtures vary upon the type of hydroseeder used – A wood fiber mix is more suitable for less erosion and washout issues. Wood fiber can only be used in a hydroseeder with mechanical agitation. Paper mulch bales are an alternative that does not always guarantee results like a wood fiber mix. Paper mulch can be run in a jet agitated machine. Wood fibers are more enriching to soil and suitable for many conditions.
- Hydroseeding is a great alternative to other forms of establishing a new lawn because it contains wood fibers and tackifiers (all of which are environmentally friendly and enrich soil). A tackifier is typically added to a wood fiber mulch bale and temporarily protects exposed soils from erosion by the slim fibers piercing the soil and bonding together to hold the soil, seed and fertilizer in place until grass begins to grows