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Hydroseeding as Erosion Control Benefits

Mar 28


Anyone who has attempted to plant a garden in an uneven or hilly space will know how difficult it is. Planning and execution can be more complex than landscaping an even space due to the logistics involved in the process of moving and organizing resources.

One of the potential issues that you need to be aware of is erosion. Nature's forces like rain sun, wind, and wildlife could strike at any moment and wreck havoc with newly cultivated soil. When hills are involved, issues such as surface runoff or landslides can ruin all your hard work.


Landscapers must be aware of the various ways to plant. Seeding is easy. A couple of rows are planted into the ground and covered with a thin layer soil. Broadcast seeding describes the process by which landscaping professionals spread seeds over a large area. This distribution is usually done using a machine, however it is possible to also do it manually. These traditional planting methods are particularly susceptible to erosion because they either leave them exposed to the elements, or cover them with a little bit of soil.


Sod is used by landscapers to reduce erosion of the soil. However, this method is not limited to grass planting and can be very costly. Landscapers now have a more flexible and less expensive cultivation option. Hydroseeding Colorado Spring by ECCO LLC is a technique that involves spraying a mix of fertilizer, seed and mulch over the entire area to cover the soil. The slurry can also be transported via tank, often mounted on a truck trailer or truck. This allows it to handle huge areas nearly everywhere.

This option of planting has numerous benefits when it comes to erosion control. These are five main benefits over traditional methods.

1. Speed

In all aspects, hydroseeding is more effective over other techniques. In particular, the slurry can be applied at over half the speed than traditional methods. The specific bonding agents that are in the composition, known as tacking agents, make sure that the slurry bonds fast to the soil to give stability and help the seeds root.


The slurry can also hold more than 10 times its weight. This is different from straw and hay that was previously used to promote the development of new seeds. Seeds begin sprouting as early as 3 to 5 days after being applied due to the additional water. Rapid germination and immediate bonding helps stabilize the soil, which aids in reducing erosion.


2. Efficiency

Landscapers utilized straw and hay to prevent seeds from becoming a meal or falling out. Windstorms can cause a lot of damage and waste time. Due to the speed at which it bonds itself to the soil, this isn't an issue with hydroseeding. The seeds are distributed more evenly, and provides the finished product a cleaner appearance. This helps reduce the amount of time spent by a person.


3. Versatility

Hydroseeding is a great option for any type of seed, such as grass, pasture, field mix, wildflowers and native plants. To cater to your individual requirements for landscaping, you can make custom grass and combinations of plants. The latest products and improvements to hydroseed are constantly being developed. Hydroseed also helps stabilize soil in the case of a wildfire or another natural disasters.


4. Safety

Hydroseeding has many advantages. It is convenient and versatile. There aren't any side effects to be concerned about. The slurry is safe for wild animals, children, pets and the environment. It won't leave any stains on your home, driveway or the family car.


5. Price

Hydroseeding can be a cost-effective choice for planting that costs less than sod, and is more simple to manage. Hydroseeding is also less expensive than sod. Hydroseeding has a uniform growth and doesn't reveal seams. Landscapers seeking to reduce the negative effects of sod, while also achieving great erosion control could consider hydroseeding.

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