We specialize in helping you grow lush, green, fertile grass. Whether you are looking to hydroseed grass for your home or planting native grass and/or wildflowers on the side of your property, we can help you to install a yard. Soil preperation is the most important element in the Hydroseeding process.
To Get Started:
(1) Determine the square footage of the planting area.
(2) Give us a call at (801) 787-8702.
(3) We will provide you with a competitive bid.
(4) We will help you select the right type of seed
seed for your project
The effort in the beginning to prepare the soil will directly reflect the appearance of the lawn for years to come. At the very least, we need a firm and raked surface, (1-2" of loose soil) free of existing vegetation. If you notice weeds or unwanted grass we recommend spraying with roundup or a generic that has glysophate. Once the weeds are dead go ahead and work the soil. If you are using existence soil, you may enhance it by adding mulch, wood chips, peat moss, leaf mold, sawdust, etc. If you are planning to bring in topsoil, a good soil is sandy loam. Make sure new topsoil is mixed with existing soil. This will ensure proper root development within your soil.
Watering is perhaps the most important aspect of grass development. Your job is to keep the mulch moist at all times during the day. This is the best achieved by frequent but light watering. Normally 3-6 times a day between the hours of 9AM and 7PM. Water 1-4 minutes for stationary spray heads, 4-7 minutes for rotary gear driven heads. Be aware during times when it rains, it may not be necessary to water for one or two days. Watch the weather and adjust watering to keep the mulch moist. Over watering or puddles can create problems with new lawns. Keep in mind sprinkler systems don't always have a 100% water coverage area, therefore hand water if necessary.
Fertilize every 2-4 weeks with starter fertilizer until grass is established. Once established, fertilize every 6-8 weeks throughout the first year with regular fertilizer such as (28-3-10) . Remember to water soon after you apply the fertilizer.
What About Weeds?
Weed seeds are present in all soil. Because of the optimum growing condition of hydroseeding, weed seeds will tend to take advantage of this by germinating. Weed seeds germinate faster than grass seeds. Do not be concerned when weeds appear. As the grass starts to establish, many weeds cannot survive the grass root system. Proper maintenance of your lawn such as mowing and fertilizing will also control weeds. Do not apply a weed and feed or any kind of herbicide to the newly germinated lawn. After 60 days, a weed and feed fertilizer may be used.