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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydroseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Nov. 2020.

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Hydroseed definition is – to spray a watery mixture containing seed and usually mulch and fertilizer on. How to use hydroseed in a sentence.

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Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 30:01 PM

I WANT GRASS. Should I install grass seed, sod, or hydroseed in my yard? This is a common question for homeowners trying to decide how to get a green yard quickly, efficiently, and the most cost effective way.

The first question you need to ask is what will your budget allow?

  • Sod is normally more expensive to buy and install. Sod can be installed by the homeowner or you can hire a contractor.
  • Hydroseed comes in second. Hydroseed needs to be done by a contractor who has the special truck with the mixture to spray on your prepared areas.
  • Grass Seed is the cheapest to buy and install. Grass seed can be installed by the homeowner to keep the costs down.

The second question is when will you be installing the yard?

  • Grass seed needs to be installed in the Fall (#1 choice), Spring (#2), or Summer months (#3). Make sure you have a watering source like a sprinkler system and maybe a few scarecrow birds to keep the birds from eating your seed.
  • In our area, hydroseed has a warranty window of installation from March to October. That is the best time to install so you can take advantage of the warranty if the seed doesn’t take. Also hydroseed needs to have a regular watering schedule preferably an irrigation system that can water more frequently especially when you are at work or not at home.
  • Sod can be installed year round but also needs to be watered frequently, especially in the summer months, to avoid shrinking at the seams.

The third question is how fast do you want to have green grass to play on?

  • Grass Seed will take several months to see a full yard of green grass and you will need to be very patient as you watch it grow. You will need to take great care by making sure it is watered properly as well as overseeding areas where the wind or birds may have displaced your seeds.
  • Hydroseed will take less time then Grass Seed because it has a blanket with a fertilizer mix that holds the seed in place. But again, hydroseed needs a lot of water, but you should be able to mow the grass 4-6 weeks after seeding.
  • Sod is the quickest way to receive an instant lawn. With proper watering and a glass of lemonade, you’ll be sitting on the porch looking at a plush green yard instantly.

Summary of Benefits of all three:

  • Lowest priced
  • Easy to install – can do it yourself
  • Slowest to see green grass
  • Plant from April to September
  • Beware of birds and wind
  • Needs a lot of water
  • Can’t play on grass seed for months
  • Medium priced
  • Hire a contractor to install
  • Grows pretty quick, will see green yard in 4-6 weeks
  • Plant from March to October
  • Needs a lot of water
  • Can’t play on grass for 3 months to prevent damage to root structure
  • Highest priced
  • Hire a contractor to install or do it yourself
  • Instant grass
  • Plant anytime
  • Needs a lot of water, especially in summer
  • Play on it right away

Here’s a small tidbit – you are also helping the envionrment when planting grass, not only does it help with erosion control, but it also produces oxygen. It is estimated that a 50 by 50 foot lawn (2,500 square feet), releases enough oxygen for a family of four.

So whether you install grass seed, hydroseed, or sod you will be making an investment in your home, beautifying your property, and helping the environment.

Remember you can always call Controlled Rain at 360-456-7578 to install your grass seed, hydroseed, or sod.

Should I install grass seed, sod, or hydroseed in my yard?  This is a common question for homeowners trying to decide how to get a gre