What Is Hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding, Also referred to as Hydro-Seeding, Hydro-mulching or hydraulic mulch seeding, is a process of planting seeds that makes use of mulch and mixture of the desired seed design. The slurry also includes other ingredients such as tackifying agents (Tackifier), fertilizer, green dye and fiber mulch. The slurry is usually transported in a tank that is either mounted on a trailer or truck. The slurry is then spayed all over the already prepared ground.
Advantages of Hydroseeding
Hydroseeding has numerous advantages and some of these are:
Short planting period, fast application: Planting using Hydroseeding usually takes a short amount of time. Using Hydroseeding enables quick planting even when dealing with large portions of land.
Erosion Control: On top of quick planting, Hydroseeding can also be very effectively used in the reduction of erosion on slopes and hillside lawns.
Cheaper than Sod: Hydroseeding is typically less expensive compared to planting with sod; it’s however a bit more expensive than Broadcast or Drill seeding.
High germination rates and easy to maintain: Hydroseeding results are usually quick (within the first week) with very high germination rates. Mowing maintenance usually starts by the 3rd or 4th week after the application date. Most hydroseeding contractors use fiber mulch in order to accelerate the germination and growth process. The mulch maintains the moisture around the planted seeds; this is what increases the rate of germination in hydroseeding.
Choosing The Right Hydroseeding Contractor in Alberta
In Alberta, you need to make sure that the company you choose is has a proven track record of providing excellent hydroseeding services to its clientele. At Give Back Contracting, we pride ourselves in providing the best hydroseeding services in Edmonton, all other locales in Alberta and western Canada.
We make sure to use the best environmentally friendly solutions in our provision of hydroseeding services. This is our way of making sure that we contribute in the process of keeping the environment clean and green.
Give Back Contracting is designed to provide our clients with the excellent services that they deserve at a price that they can afford. It does not matter how small, or large your hydroseeding project is, you can be sure that we will give you the best value for your money compared to any other Alberta/Western Canada Hydroseeding contractor.
Our highly trained team of professionals will guide you through the whole process of hydroseeding. They will make sure that they provide you with the best advice so that you can make smart decisions during the consultation, estimation, and planning processes of your project. They will also make sure your project never stalls and gets done as quickly as possible and within the set time and budget constraints.
Topsoil Replacement - ProGanics (BSM - Biotic Soil Media) / Biotic Earth
When Topsoil Placement is Not an Option
Biotic Soil Solutions were designed to replace placement of topsoil. It also speeds up the development of depleted soils/substrates with low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity. The purpose of such product is to create soil conditions that are improving the rate of seed germination, and plant growth. This also reducing the need for extensive and long term erosion control measures by growing vegetation.