Frequently Asked Questions

1.What are the advantages (benefits) of hydroseeding?

  • Moisture retention for enhanced germination (protects the seed).
  • High rate of germination over hand seeding.
  • Provides erosion control against wind and water.
  • Provides protection from the sun.
  • Cost is less than sod (economical).
  • It is a single application process, therefore reduction in labour time.
  • Environmentally friendly.


2. How long to germinate?

  • Between 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Should be able to do first cutting at 6 weeks.

3. Is it necessary to place topsoil before hydroseeding?

  • Yes. A minimum of 3" of topsoil for a good quality turf.

4. What needs to be done (preparation) before hydroseeding?

  • Surface should be loosened to a depth of a minimum of 2". Soil should be smooth, even and weed free. Large stones are to be removed.
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