What is Drill Seeding?
As one of the most effective methods for grass establishment, drill seeding serves as an excellent alternative to the traditional rolling of sod blankets. Popular in agriculture, this process uses a tractor that features a special attachment called a seed drill, that allows seeds to be placed at a predetermined dept and then covered as the tractor continues forward. Drill seeding allows multiple species to be installed per pass and can improve water absorption which leads to increasing organic material retention.
Drill seeding is often compared to Hydroseeding, another service provided by Reed Hydromulching, because they both offer exceptional results. One of the most impressive advantages of the drill seeding process is that the savings increase significantly as you increase the overall size of the project.
Drill Seeding vs Hydroseeding
One of the most impressive advantages of the drill seeding process is that the savings increase significantly as you increase the overall size of the project. Additionally, if you are in an area where water for hydroseeding isn’t easy to come by, drill seeding could offer the best alternative.
Here are more benefits to drill seeding:
- You can choose an exact depth for your seeds and the rate of application
- One of the most economical costs for erosion control
- Best alternative for areas where water availability is scarce
- Offers great vegetative cover
- Requires fewer seeds (50% less compared to other techniques)
- Long-term and highly effective option
- Can plant up to 25 different seed species in one pass
When we consult with you on your project, we’ll discuss hydroseeding vs drill seeding and examine a variety of factors to determine which option is best.
For Drill Seeding in Texas and other seeding services, contact Reed Hydromulching Inc. today!
Finding Success with No-Till Drill Seeding
Similar to other seeding methods, no-till seeding requires attention paid to factors including soil testing and weeds. Competition from other plants can negatively impact the overall growth of the vegetation, so it’s best to make sure that weeds cannot flourish with the new seedlings.
It’s important to test the soil before the application of seeds for no-till drill seeding, to make sure that soil pH and fertility are at a level to support healthy growth. When Reed Hydromulching Inc. schedules a date to service your property for no-till drill seeding, it’s crucial that the date is good. The best times often include late winter, spring or late summer. However, it’s also important to note that the type of seed may also influence the seeding date.
Interested in drill seeding? Call us today to get started on your seeding project at (817) 929-5771.
Working with Reed Hydromulch
Each project has unique challenges and may benefit from one method over another. One commercial property may benefit most from hydroseeding, while another plot of land may find the best results through drill seeding.
Get in touch with Reed Hydromulching, Inc. today if you’re interested in drill seeding. We’re excited to get started on your drill seeding project, temporary irrigation plan, or hydroseeding.