If you've found a great used hydroseeder for sale and you're thinking about hydroseed application for your lawn, it's important that you understand both the advantages and disadvantages of this type of lawn. There are many reasons to opt for hydroseeding to create a full lawn, and the more you know about the process, the easier it will be to avoid some of the potential problems. Here's a look at the benefits and drawbacks of hydroseeding.
Benefits of Hydroseeding
Hydroseeding has many benefits, both in the survivability of the lawn and the ease of application.
It is Cost-Effective – Hydroseed application is a cost-effective way to treat your lawn, especially if you have a large yard. The hydroseeding machine only needs to be set up once for the seed application, so it takes very little additional effort to treat a large space as compared to a small one. The biggest factor, especially if you buy a used hydroseeder, is just the cost of the seed.
It is Hardy – Since hydroseed is usually created from a blend of grass seeds, it's usually hardier than a single-seed application would be. The diversity in the grass helps to reduce the chances that the entire lawn will fall victim to a single type of infection, because there's enough variation in the grass that there's likely to be at least one type of grass in the lawn that's resistant to whatever the problem might be.
It is Customizable – Since a hydroseed application usually includes several types of grasses, you have the freedom to create a blend of your own choosing. You can create a custom grass blend based on what types grow best in your region and the condition of your soil.
Drawbacks of Hydroseeding
There are a few drawbacks to consider when you're getting ready for a hydroseed application. Understanding these may help you to be better prepared.
It Needs Water – Hydroseed applications require a lot of watering in the early stages to help the grass establish. Sometimes, it can mean a few months of heavy, frequent watering to ensure that the root system is developed properly. Make sure your area isn't vulnerable to water restrictions before you apply hydroseed to your lawn.
It Needs Protection – You'll have to also be sure that you can rope the whole area off after application. Hydroseed needs time to build resistance to traffic, which means keeping your pets and your children off the grass for a month or two while that happens. Make sure you have somewhere for the kids to play and to walk your dog before you start the process.
For more information, contact a company like Bark Blowers & Hydroseeding Inc.