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The idea of the formal lawn, now a fixture of suburbia in many countries, is a relatively recent one. The lawn has its origins in the wealthy landowners of 17th century England, who began to have people tend their grassed areas rather than grazing livestock, thus creating pleasant and closely shorn grass areas for pleasure and beauty. Nowadays, a lawn is a feature of many homes both large and small, rather than being restricted to the bigger country houses.
If you are thinking about having a lawn installed – perhaps you have moved into a new-build property and want to add one to the garden – there is a technique that a professional lawn care company can use. It’s called lawn hydroseeding and the success rate is very high indeed. Let’s look a what hydroseeding involves and why you might wish to consider this process for your new lawn, or for rejuvenating an existing grassed area.
What is Hydroseeding?
The hydroseeding process can be considered an ‘all-in-one’ lawn creating process. The idea is to facilitate the easy growth of grass in a location where it may be difficult. That’s not to say the process cannot be used in places where lawns grow easily as it is equally successful anywhere. What does hydroseeding involve?
The process itself is relatively simple. Grass seed of a kind suitable for your location will be mixed with fertilizer, mulch and water. Also included may be certain bio-stimulants that encourage growth and occasionally a green-tinted dye. The latter is used by some hydroseeding professionals but is not always necessary.
This mixture – referred to professionally as a slurry – is spread evenly across the bare ground where you wish your lawn to grow. This method has one major benefit over sowing seed the traditional way: the seeds will not blow away and the lawn will grow evenly. Also, as the fertilizer and mulch are in the mix, they will seep into the ground further encouraging the growth of lush and beautiful green grass.
In terms of efficiency, hydroseeding is the best way to sow a lawn. It’s also the most cost-effective as there is no waste in the form of seed that drifts on the wind, and the added stimulants enhance the growth of your lawn. Is this the answer for you?
Is Hydroseeding the Way to Go?
If you want a lawn that grows quickly, evenly and results in beautiful green grass that is lush and strong, then hydroseeding is most certainly the route to take. This method is quick and affordable, and a professional lawn care company will be able to ensure you get the results that you want.
Be aware that a lawn does need maintenance in the shape of mowing regularly in the growing season and watering when dry, so if you don’t have the time you may want to ask the lawn care professionals if they can provide a regular maintenance service to keep your lawn as beautiful, green and stylish as can possibly be.