Understanding Paving Problems

When we started working on finishing our house, I realized we weren't going to be able to take care of the paving on our own. Instead of trying to haul in concrete and hope for the best, I hired a professional paving contractor to come out and help. They were incredible to work with. They listened carefully to our requests, and then they started laying the concrete and leveling the surface. Within a few hours, we had a driveway and front sidewalk that looked incredible. This blog is all about the benefits of working with paving contractors, and understanding the problems you might come up against if you do things on your own.

How Hydroseeding Can Help You Recover Your Eroded Lawn

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Whether you have acres to cover or a small lot, if you have an eroded lawn, you need to consider your options for a healthy replacement. Repairing an eroded lawn that stems from either environmental or construction damages can be a costly and tedious process. And if you're replacing a lawn area that's critical to maintaining erosion control, you'll need to see immediate results with your investment.

Though you can try methods like broadcasting dry seeds over your eroded area or laying sod, you may not get the best results for the time and money you spend in the process. So if you're looking for an easier, and sometimes more affordable way to replace your lawn, consider how hydroseeding can help.

What Is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding includes spraying a wet slurry of mulch, fertilizer, seeds, water, and sometimes dyes and tackifying agents onto the ground area your covering. The slurry you prepare or have a contractor apply, is purchased through different landscape vendors, and it's mixed into larger quantities by adding water.

How It's Done

Though you could potentially buy the separate components yourself, using a hydroseed mix ensures the optimal ratio of components under growing conditions, and commercial products often use tacking agents and dyes that are often non-toxic to wildlife and biodegradable. When you hire a contractor to hydroseed your lawn, they'll come equipped with a truck or heavy machinery that mixes and sprays the area being covered, which is great if you have an extensive area that needs to be covered. If you have a small area or want to do it yourself, you could otherwise opt to rent the hydroseeding equipment you'd need to get the job done.

Why It Outshines Other Methods

Hydroseeding is great for seeing growth sooner than with broadcasting dry seed, because the included fiber and fertilizers continually feed seeds as they establish onto your ground, not to mention keep them cozy in a blanket of moisture. If soil stabilizers are included into the hydroseeding slurry, then you can also establish a lawn area by excluding non-native species that can take over later on.

Though sod application is another way to get your lawn back-to-normal quickly, the expenses involved in preparing, laying, and then establishing sod with constant watering can be substantial. Hydroseeding is less expensive than sod, whether you're covering a large area or small, so you can replace your eroded lawn without putting a dent in your home improvement budget. Contact a business, such as Rainbow Sweepers Inc., for more information. 

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18 March 2016