Also called hydroseeding, hydromulching is an innovative and efficient way to plant seeds. Rather than the seeds being dry, they are encased in mulch, and the resulting slurry is injected into the ground with special equipment. You can use helicopters for large spaces, but if you are just replanting your yard, a truck or trailer can handle the job for you.
If you're looking for an environmentally friendly way to reseed your garden, here's why you may want to consider hydromulching.
1. Better Erosion Control
Unfortunately, when you plant a field or a yard, there can be a lot of erosion. Wind can blow soil away, and water can wash it away. On top of that, the sun can bake the dirt so that it's even more susceptible to wind or water erosion. When you opt for hydromulching, all of these risks are reduced. This approach to planting helps hold in moisture, and that protects the seed and the soil from wind, water and sun-based erosion.
2. Less Water Required
Because there's moisture in the mulch, you don't have to water your yard as much when you opt for hydromulching as you do for planting seeds or laying sod. The mulch actually retains several times its own weight in water, and that lowers the need to water as the grass gets established.
3. Resistant to Invasive Weeds
When you use hydromulching, all of the grass is closer together than it normally is. That creates a thick interlocking layer of the plant you want on your lawn, and in turn, that makes it harder for weeds to grow. In particular, when you opt for hydromulching, the close knit grass can help to prevent invasive weeds from grabbing hold in your yard. Sadly, invasive weeds are one of the biggest environmental threats facing Australia today, and protecting your lawn against them helps the country's environment as a whole.
4. Optimal Survival Environment
With hydromulching, your grass seeds have everything they need to survive. They are much less likely to need as much herbicides and pesticides as grass usually does. When you minimise the use of chemicals like that in your yard, that means less chemicals get washed into storm drains and waterways. That also helps the environment.
As an added benefit, the machines do most of the work. You don't have to carve out a week or a weekend to do back breaking labour in your yard. To learn more, contact a hydromulch expert today.