HYDROSEEDING FAQ'S


What is Hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is the simple procedure of applying grass seed, fertilizer, hydromulch and water in one liquefied application. Various soil amendments and soil stabilizers may also be used in the mixture depending on the needs of the environment.

How much does Hydroseed cost?
Hydroseeding prices will vary greatly. Conditions such as Grass type, soil additives and slopes and access are some of the factors that will affect cost. Hydroseeding jobs are commonly priced by the Square footage of area to be seeded and can range from 6 cents/sq. ft to 15 cents/sq. ft.

What type of grass seed is used in Hydroseeding?
Any type of grass seed can be used in Hydroseeding, factors such as sunny or shady areas will be the determining factor as to which grass type is recommended.

Why is the green/blue color gone from my hydroseeded lawn?
The green/blue dye that was present during the initial application will fade and disappear in as few as 1 day in some cases and in other instances it may last for a week. The colorant has no bearing on the quality of the hydroseed or the impression that the hydroseeded lawn has washed away.

I see green/blue stains on my foundation and my walkway after my yard was hydroseeded, will it go away?
Absolutely, the green dye that may have splashed onto your foundation or walkways will usually fade away within a few days and can be hosed off with a garden hose.

How much should I water my hydroseeded lawn?
Initially water is essential to the development of a strong root system in your hydroseeded lawn. Newly hydroseeded lawns should be watered as much as 2-3 times a day. Special care should be taken to ensure that the lawn is NOT saturated during watering and puddles DO NOT form on the lawn. An irrigation system or handheld garden hose is often the best method of watering your lawn. The goal is to have a consistently moist area for the best germination results.

Can I walk on the hydroseed once it is applied?
Only as much as is absolutely necessary.  Heavy traffic on a newly seeded lawn can permanently damage the new grass. Walking on a freshly hydroseeded lawn can leave depressions in the lawn and in some cases cause bare spots to form.

Is Hydroseeding guaranteed?
Girgenti Landscaping LLC will stand by all of our work. Often time’s incidents such as Torrential rains, Hurricanes or acts of nature are beyond Girgenti Landscaping control and are often not covered. A common problem in the development of a new lawn is neglect, not watering the property sufficiently will cause the yard to appear spotty and incomplete.

Is Hydroseeding better than sod?
Having your lawn sodded will give you a picture perfect lawn in as little as one day. Hydroseeding may take a few weeks to see your lawn fully develop. Hydroseeding is also 60%-75% less expensive than the costly application of sod. As to which lawn looks better, aftercare and attention to your investment will ultimately determine what your results are with either choice.

Do I need to have a soil test done before hydroseeding?
A soil test is an important tool in evaluating your soils requirements. Often times a hydroseeding contractor will do his own soil test to determine exactly what nutrients are lacking in your soil.

Do I need to have new soil brought in before I hydroseed my yard?
A soil sample will tell exactly what the health of your soil is and how conducive the area will be to grow grass. Additional soil is sometimes required if the existing soil is sterile or is nutritionally deficient beyond reasonable control.

What’s the best time of year to have my lawn hydroseeded?

The spring and fall months are the most conducive to growing any type of vegetation, however we seed all summer long with great results!!!

Contact us for a free estimate at (860) 398-0538

Girgenti Landscaping, L.L.C.
282 Millbrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 398-0538
E-mail: Chris Girgenti



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