Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding


History
Hydroseeding was first used and experimented with in the 1940’s. During the construction of our interstate system in the 1950’s, a better and faster way to apply grass seed was needed. A manufacturer designed and built a reliable machine that could effectively and quickly apply the hydroseed slurry. This was the beginning of the hydroseed industry. At this time, paper manufactures were also involved in developing mulches for the hydro seed process. Since then, more manufactures of machines and mulches have entered the industry, to provide for the growing demand. See more.

Services
With our premium hydroseeding service, we will follow your specifications or can provide recommendations. We, at Commercial Hydroseeding, have the equipment to get any job done. From our 4×4 trucks, 10 wheel drive truck for rough sites, hay blower, tractor, and Finn Hydroseeder, we have you covered. Our seeding equipment is state of the art and manufactured by Finn MFG.

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We can provide hydroseeding mixtures to fit your budget and also mixtures that will provide a quick and healthy stand of grass. At Commercial Hydroseeding we also have mixtures that can provide excellent heavy erosion control (please call for details).

Seeds Used

  • Pensacola Bahia
  • Argentine Bahia
  • Carpet Grass
  • Zoysia
  • Bermuda
  • Wildflower
  • Native Grasses
  • Seaside Paspalum (“Sea Spray”)

And remember, if it comes in seed form and you need it, we will find it. We also have seeds for sports fields.

Mulches Used

  • Hydra Matricx (Heavy Erosion Control)
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix (Heavy Erosion Control)
  • Geoskin Cotton Based Mulch (Hydroseed & Erosion Control)
  • 100% Wood Fiber Mulch (Hydroseed & Erosion Control)
  • 70/30 Blend Mulch (Hydroseed & Erosion Control)

For our primary mulch, we here at Commercial Hydroseeding use Profile 100% Wood Mulch EcoFibre. See why the higher water holding capacity of thermally refined wood fiber means better performance in the video below!

 

What is hydroseeding and how does it work?


Hydroseeding in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, North Florida, Central Florida, South FloridaHydroseeding(or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydromulching, hydraseeding) is a plantingprocess which utilizes a slurry of seed, mulch, and nutrients. The slurry is transported in a tank, either truck- or trailer-mounted and pressure sprayed over prepared ground in a uniform layer.  Hydroseeding is an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. It promotes quick germination and inhibits soil erosion.

Hydroseeding is used to seed grass on commercial sites (highways/motorways etc.), golf courses, lawns and areas too large, inaccessible or unsuitable for cost-effective conventional methods. Starting a lawn by hydroseeding is considerably cheaper than laying sod/turf and quicker than using seed.  It is also used to spread mixtures of wildflower and tree/shrub seeds or turf grasses for erosion control. This process is called sprigging (or hydrosprigging) when the slurry contains stolons or rhizomes instead of seed.

The mulch in the hydroseed mixture helps maintain the moisture level of the seed and seedlings. The slurry often has other ingredients including fertilizer, tackifying agents, green dye and other additives.

The hydroseeding slurry retains up to 10 times its weight in water and has proven to be a superior method for fast, healthy germination, high plant survival and provides protection of seeds with an eco-friendly moisture sealant.


We hydroseed in the following areas:
Alachua, Arcadia, Brandon, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Clearwater, Cocoa Beach, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Frostproof, Ft. Lauderdale, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hialeah, Highlands, Hillsborough, Hollywood, Hudson, Indian River, Jacksonville, Kissimee, Lakeland, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Naples, New Port Richey, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pensacola, Pinellas, Plant City, Polk, Ocala, Okeechobee, Orlando, Orange, Osceola, Riverview, Sarasota, Sebring, St. Lucie, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Valrico, Vero Beach, Zephyrhills, and the rest of Florida.