When you hydroseed your lawn, a spray containing water, seeds and nutrients is sprayed onto the lawn. It's easy to think that this spray will work to create lush, green grass, but in fact there are some things you have to do in order to help the spray to be effective. Use these ideas to make certain that the hydroseeding process is effective.
Water the Lawn at the Right Time
Because your lawn has been sprayed with nutrients, seeds and water, it's easy to think that all you need to do is wait for your green grass to grow. However, it's vital that you take a more proactive role in making sure the hydroseeding process works. How can you do that?
One thing to focus on after the spray has occurred is to ensure that you're continuing to water the lawn; in fact, it's vital to water the lawn at the correct time. If you're like many people, you work throughout the week and may choose to water the grass before you leave and after dinner when you're home for the night. This can prove problematic for a number of reasons. For one thing, watering in the evening can lead to wet grass at night. That can lead to mold growth that sabotages the seeds you're trying to grow.
In addition, watering the grass in the early morning can mean that the water evaporates as the sun rises in the sky; at high noon, the sun will bear down on the yard and that can cause wilting. It is important to hydrate the yard on a more frequent basis or at least until you see positive results from the hydroseeding spray. If you can only water the grass a couple of times a day, do so in the middle of the afternoon and in the middle of the morning. You might have to talk to your landscaper about having an automatic sprinkler put in, or you may enlist the assistance of those you know.
Being patient might not immediately seem like an action to take to ensure that hydroseeding goes according to plan. However, when you see that some areas don't seem to be growing grass, even after the area has been sprayed, you might feel compelled to add more seeds to the area. This is generally not a good idea because all areas of the lawn won't grow at the same speed; the seeds might just not be growing as quickly as in other parts of your lawn. Give them a chance to grow before putting more seeds in.
For more information, contact Hydrograss Technologies or a similar company.