If you have a new lawn to plant, there are a few choices you need to make. First, you need to decide which type of grass you want to grow and then how you will go about planting the seed. The type of seed should depend on where you live and what type of soil you have. As for how to plant, you can put down sod, broadcast the seed yourself, or hydroseed. There are many benefits to hydroseeding, and here are just a few of them.
When you broadcast the seed yourself, you will need to make sure to keep the lawn wet. This can be difficult because the water can evaporate quickly. The seeds used in hydroseeding are coated with a solution that contains a polymer to prevent this. You also will not have to worry about any straw being blown away or causing weeds to grow. In addition, the coloring and fertilizers added to the slurry work to prevent birds from eating the seeds. Finally, the slurry of hydroseeding includes a mulch that will add nutrients to the soil as it breaks down.
One of the hardest parts of getting a lawn to look great is even distribution of the seed. When you use a hydroseeding system this is easy. The slurry the seeds are in is dyed. This way, as the slurry and seeds are sprayed, you will see a different color on the ground. All you have to do is make sure that every section is coated with the slurry. If you are laying down a heavy layer, keep the coloring even across the yard.
Spraying the seeds across the lawn is easier and quicker than walking the area to spread them. The additional nutrients and water, and the fact that the seeds won't be blown away or eaten by birds, means that they will grow better and quicker. The quicker the grass grows, the less you will have to worry about nurturing it along. While sod provides an instant lawn, you need to do a lot of extra nurturing until the roots have taken and are deep enough to absorb water and nutrients from your soil instead of what came with the sod.
Ask your garden supply store or a reputable landscape company about hydroseeding for your lawn. In addition to being great for a whole lawn, it is also a good idea for filling in areas that have poor growth or have been worn down from use. For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Hydrograss Technologies.