From washing windows and exterior siding to repairing leaky faucets and shampooing carpet, there are many tasks essential to protecting the look, function, and value of your home.

Unfortunately, many homeowners do not place enough time or energy into their lawns. Good landscape design not only enhances your home's curb appeal, but it also increases your home's value.

While surprising to learn, maintaining your lawn can offer you an estimated 330 percent return on your investment. Of course, you may not know where to begin when it is time to establish a healthy, attractive lawn.

Hydroseeding is one of the easiest and most effective ways to establish a lush lawn, but you may not be familiar with this innovative option. With this guide and a professional's help, you will learn the benefits of hydroseeding and if it is the right option for you.

Hydroseeding 101

Hydroseeding combines a few steps into one to plant grass seed that will help establish your lawn in a timely manner.

Grass seed is combined with fertilizer, lime, nutrients, protective mulch, and water to create a moist product that can be sprayed onto the ground.

The type of grass, fertilizers, and nutrients that are used will depend on a few factors including your existing soil and your local climate. This is the best way to ensure the grass will grow in healthy.

 The Process

Once the seed mixture is created, a few steps will be necessary to prepare your ground for the hydroseeding process.

In most yards, there will be some weeds or vegetation that must be removed before applying the seed mixture. Tilling up the soil and applying a herbicide product to the soil should be sufficient for preparing the ground.

Rocks, pebbles, tree roots, limbs, and stumps should also be removed from the soil before hydroseeding the yard. Small debris will not prevent the seed from establishing, but you should ensure the soil is free from anything larger than an egg.

Hydroseeding is effective for planting seed in a variety of conditions, so sandy, dry, or moist soil should not be an issue. However, the top few inches of your soil should be loose, which will allow the hydroseeding solution to thoroughly soak through the ground.

The seed mixture will be delivered to your home in a truck with an attached tank. Hoses are connected to this tank, allowing the technicians to spray the hydroseeding solution onto the yard.

Spraying will be even, creating a green hue across the yard. This green color stems from the dyed mulch that holds the seed and fertilizers in place once applied to the ground.


After applying the seed mixture to the yard, you may have some anxiety about maintaining the yard. Fortunately, your lawn will not require a great deal of maintenance after hydroseeding.

As with any planting of grass seed, you should water the lawn daily for a week or two. This will make sure the soil, seed, and mulch remain moist to achieve successful germination.


One of the greatest benefits of hydroseeding your lawn is the efficiency of the germination process. After around 5 to 7 days, you will begin to see grass sprouting from the ground.

Installing sod is also a fast way to establish a lawn, but sod does not grow in certain conditions, which is another wonderful benefit of hydroseeding.

Hydroseeding is an effective way to grow grass in all types of soil and grades. The seed mixture will grow and thrive in sandy, dry, moist, shady, or hot areas. Also, the hydroseeding mixture can be applied to areas of the yard that are sloped, level, or irregularly shaped.

To ensure your yard is green, healthy, attractive, and valuable, consider hydroseeding. To learn more about this innovative option in landscaping, contact Holleman Hydroseeding & Erosion Control LLC. today.