What is Hydroseeding?

Instead of using dry planting or sod to plant your seeds this year, how would you like to simply spray the area you want planted with a hose and be done with it?  This is an option with hydroseeding, which could be extremely beneficial for your planting habits.

Invented in the United States in the 1950s, it was first used in the UK in the 1960s. Hydroseeding works by spraying a slurry of seeds, mulch and additives such as fertilizer using a large hose. The slurry is usually stored in a tank that is kept either on a truck or trailer, although helicopters have been used to spray larger areas.

hydroseeding the desert

While it may seem more complicated that the usual dry or sod methods of planting, hydroseeding does have advantages. If you want to add seeds to a large area, hydroseeding takes much less time and will produce results more quickly.  It works very well on hills to help control erosion, and makes placing the seeds easier. It costs less than using sod, although it does cost more than regular seeding.

If hydroseeding is something you’re interested in, it’s very important to have a knowledgeable professional working with you. We at Soil Tech are always happy to offer our expert advice!