Not all hydroseeding is created equally. Rarely will you find two contractors who use the same mixture. But even if you did, you would quickly discover that one contractor’s application is superior to another’s. This is why it is critical that you work with an experienced hydroseeding company like Paradigm. Our wealth of experience in the hydroseeding industry, combined with our modern, state-of-the-art equipment, proven application methods, and proprietary hydroseed mixtures consistently yields spectacular results.
Mixing seeds, fertilizer, and mulch together results in encapsulation within water-retaining mulch. Since seeds require moisture and warmth to germinate, the process causes “jump start” in the growth cycle. The fertilizer placed in solution quickly adjusts the existing soil chemistry to provide for sturdy grass plant growth. Grassroots develop in the chemically balanced soil, thereby enjoying a stimulus when needed most. The fiber mulch retains water longer than straw and many other mulches, providing an outstanding germinating medium as it traps moisture around the seeds, crucial for grass root formation.
Hydroseeding was invented in the early 1950’s as a method by which to combine both grass seed and fertilizer for seeding large tracts of land, especially areas that were inaccessible or unsuitable for conventional methods. Since that time, it has grown to become the method of choice for seeding residential lawns, golf courses, highway roadsides, commercial tracts, and more.
Hydroseeding is cost effective. Hydroseeding can also establish a great looking lawn, but at a fraction of the cost of laying sod. In truth, the cost of sodding your lawn will literally run up to four times as much (or more) as hydroseeding. Both methods can produce excellent results, but since neither method can guarantee that, it is almost always best to go with the hydroseeding method from a cost perspective.
Hydroseeded lawns will also typically come in faster than a sod lawn. In fact, it is not unusual to see early growth in as little as five or six days. Complete growth can be expected in 3-4 weeks. And of course, the faster a lawn comes in, the less worries there are for nurturing it through its critical stages of germination and early growth.
Hydroseeding allows for custom seeding of your lawn with the types of grass that will do best for your soil, climate, irrigation, etc. In addition, you can have different types of seed used in different areas; e.g., one type of seed for the front lawn, one for high traffic areas, and another for shady or overly sunny areas.