Texas Native Seeding: Choosing Zone-Appropriate Plants

There are countless species of plants on earth, and many of them are incredibly beautiful and look like works of art. However, not all plants will thrive in every environment. A cactus might not grow well in the Arctic, and a pine tree might find life in the desert a little difficult.

Here are some simple concepts you’ll want to know before you decide on plantings for your residential home or commercial property. Learning about climate zones can improve the effectiveness of your erosion control efforts and the money you spend on maintaining the property.

Using the Plant Hardiness Zone MapHydroseeding Wildflowers

There’s no need to guess whether a particular plant will thrive on your Texas property. The Untied States Department of Agriculture maintains a helpful map that divides the country into “hardiness zones” where each zone is assigned a number (and sometimes a letter). Continue reading

Hydroseeding vs. Seeding vs. Sod

You’ve probably seen those large bricks of sod placed on a yard for the “instant lawn” look, but there is a variety of other options for creating a new lawn. If you’re looking at a bunch of dirt around your house instead of a healthy lawn, here’s what you need to know about traditional seeding, hydroseeding, and regular sod or turf.

What is Hydroseeding?Hydroseeding

You’re probably already aware of sod for lawns, and you might be familiar with using a tractor to insert seeds into the ground (with drill seeding), but hydro seeding is a concept that’s only become popular with the mainstream public in the last few decades.

Simply put, hydroseeding is a process that applies all the components of a lawn in one step in a mixture called a slurry. The mixture contains the seeds, mulch, and fertilizer that are all applied to the ground with a hydraulic sprayer. Some mixtures also feature a bonding agent to hold everything together during application.

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Native Drill Seeding vs Hydromulch

Does your site need immediate vegetation? The professionals at Reed Hydromulching, Inc.  can help you achieve your desired results. Reed Hydromulch specializes in planting native Texas seed, which includes wild flowers and grasses. Our re-vegetation team has 50 years of combined experience throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Due to varying site conditions, a site visit is necessary to customize a plan to suit the customer’s needs.

No till seed drills place seeds directly  into the soil at the ideal depth without expensive soil preparation, saving the customer time and money. No-till seed drills eliminate tilling, which improves water absorption, increases organic matter retention, and salvages the nutrients in the soil, allowing re-vegetation. No-till drills enable the customer to more easily vary the types of vegetation without having to replace or replenish the current soil. You can be assured Reed Hydromulch uses only quality native seeds in our equipment. All equipment is thoroughly cleaned after every job so that the integrity of the planting can be ensured.

No-Till Drill Can Install up To 30 Different Species In One Passdrill-seeding2

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