Hydroseeding Tips

Care and Watering


    Regardless of how your new lawn or planter beds are installed, proper care is very important, particularly for the first month.


    Successful seed germination depends on a few days of special care.


    To Ensure Proper Germination, Water Regularly

  1. We suggest two times a day in warm weather. Keeping the yard moist will maximize seed germination
  2. You may walk on the hydroseeded surface when watering
  3. Try to walk only on areas that are dry, and try to not disturb the mulch mat
  4. By watering regularly and keeping your new seedlings from drying out you insure the beginnings of a lawn that will make your neighbors green with envy
  5. Hydroseeding can be used in new construction projects as well as to replace old expired lawns
  6. Hydroseeding is a fast, and easy alternative to sodding at about 50% of the price. and it gives you a beautiful, healthy, durable lawn in 3 to 4 weeks
  7. Hydroseeding also provides flexibility for home and business owners needing different varieties of seed while at the same time being environmentally responsible


Mowing can begin once the new lawn is 3" tall in most areas. Mowing stimulates growth and increases thickness. Set the mower high at first, then gradually lower. Try to cut no more than 1/3 of the grass at a time. Seed germination will vary depending on time of year and weather conditions. Please call for further details.


About one month after seeding, fertilize your new lawn using a high nitrogen (the first of the 3 numbers on the bag) fertilizer. When we install your lawn we use a high phosphorus or "starter fertilizer".

The phosphorus will stimulate root growth, and in the early stages it is important to get good root growth before you stimulate a vigorous top growth with nitrogen.



Environmental Landcare Hydroseeding warrants that high quality certified ingredients are used for the hydroseeding process. If the lawn does not establish properly, for up to one year, because of product or workmanship, those portions of the lawn that are not growing will be re-seeded, FREE!

Be sure to water and maintain your new lawn as directed. If the lawn is not maintained and watered as directed, your Warranty is void.

The Warranty does not cover a lawn that is washed out because of heavy rain fall or burned because of over fertilizing, using the wrong fertilizer or the improper use of chemicals to kill weeds.

Overseeding Your Lawn

Is your lawn thin or does it have dead spots? hydroseeding can overseed your lawn to fill in those dead or thin spots. A bed of mulch and seed and Fertilizer is applied over your existing lawn, that will transform your grass into a thick lush lawn


Re-Doing an Established Lawn

If you are planning to re-do your lawn completely it is necessary to completely remove the existing turf before hydro seeding the new lawn. The best way to do this is to skin off the existing turf. If you are doing a small area a shovel or spade can be used. The best way to do a larger area is to rent a sod cutter. It is best do do this when the soil is dry. Moist soil is heavier and harder to handle. If you have a garden you can compost the old sod that you have removed and turn it into rich humus to build your garden. Don't use a rotary tiller to clear a sodded area. Rotary tillers cause weed problems by chopping up plants and weed roots and spreading them through the lawn. You could end up with more weeds in your new lawn than you had in your old one. You can also have the old lawn sprayed with a herbicide to kill all existing vegetation, then level an loosen the soil and have the lawn hydro seeded.

How do I Prepare the Area That I Want Hydroseeded?

There is not much difference than the way you would prep the area for sod or seeding conventionally. Following the steps below will ensure that your newly seeded lawn the best conditions for success.

    Control Existing Weeds

  1. Remove existing grass and weeds.All our Hydroseeding material is free of weeds, but unwanted weed seed are almost always present in topsoil. We recommend an application of a non-selective herbicide such as Roundup. The area then can be seeded within as little as 24 hours but we suggest waiting up to 5 days.
  2. Remove all Rocks and Debris

  3. This task will insure that there will be no unexpected sharp or hard spots in your lawn.
  4. Add topsoil or Modify Existing Soil

  5. The quality of your finished lawn depends upon preparation before Hydroseeding, grass can be grown on native soil but we suggest that you have 3-4 inches of topsoil.
  6. Surface, Contour and Smoothing

  7. this final step before Hydroseeding, lightly pack then loosen the top ΒΌ inch of soil.

*Up to 3,000 sq. ft. of grass for just $475.00, An addtional .22 cents per sq. ft. thereafter.
*Price will very depending on additional sq. footage, seed mixture, mulch product, site location and accessibility.
**Hydroseeding application does not include ground preparation, irrigation installation or modifications or sprinkler head adjustments.**

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