Timing is everything when it comes to hydroseeded lawns, and that idea applies when you first seed the lawn, when it’s time to mow, and when it’s time to fertilize the lawn. Another issue you may need to deal with is the arrival of weeds like dandelions, clover, and crabgrass.
Did you know that a single dandelion may create up to 15,000 seeds and can survive in the soil to rise again each year even when it’s cut down? Avoiding weeds can feel like a full-time job, but here are some options for taking care of your lawn’s weed problems.
Reduce Weeds by Hydroseeding in the Summer
Most landscaping and yard professionals will suggest planting in the spring or summerl for the best results. To reduce the likelihood of weeds invading the lawn, some professionals recommend getting the lawn hydroseeded to reduce the likelihood of weeds showing up after the initial application. Continue reading
One of the reasons homeowners and business owners choose hydroseeding in Dallas is because the process is quite flexible and adaptable. For example, you can choose from different seeds for various parts of your lawn that are appropriate for sunny areas versus areas with a lot of shade. Hydroseeding is also an ideal option for mixtures like wildflowers or when you have special requirements for a commercial area.
Which Hydroseed Mulch Should I Choose?
Lawn experts like professional hydroseeding companies in Texas are a valuable ally for improving the appearance of your lawn, but there are some home improvement stores that sell or rent hydroseeding equipment to the public. This equipment means you have the choice of a DIY yard or a professional visit.
If you’re apt to work on your own yard without the assistance of a professional like Reed Hydromulch, Inc., you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to call in a professional or whether renting your own equipment is the most effective option.Here are a few reasons why calling a professional hydroseeding company is a good idea.
Professionals Know Everything About Hydroseeding
Like all landscaping projects, the best time for hydroseeding your lawn depends on the climate in which you live. Getting the timing right for your hydroseeded lawn can improve the appearance of your newly hydroseeded lawn and how easily it becomes established and healthy.
The timeframe for hydromulching also impacts duties like fertilizing and mowing, and it’s a good idea to arrange a schedule that includes all the necessary lawn care duties to ensure the best-looking lawn.
Fall & Spring are Great for Hydroseeding in Texas
Like most vegetation, the best times of the year to have your lawn hydroseeded are in the fall and spring months. It’s a good idea to contact Reed Hydromulch in Texas or your landscaping partner to talk about when the best time of the year would be for hydroseeding since many professionals have different opinions on the matter.
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The first humans to cultivate plants used irrigation thousands of years ago, but it wasn’t advanced like the irrigation used for farming, commercial sites, and residential lawns. Irrigation makes it possible to feed the planet and create farmland where growing crops wouldn’t ordinarily be possible.
As mankind has expanded civilization across the planet, erosion has impacted homeowners, businesses, and the landscape. Several effective erosion control methods exist that are appropriate for use in a variety of situations from large-scale farms to the lawns surrounding residential homes.
Simple Erosion Control Techniques
For a home or small property, good erosion control often starts before a project has begun. Prior to starting a landscaping plan, it’s necessary to examine the property and consider issues of drainage, whether the land is stable, and how deep the earth is before rock begins.
One of the biggest enemies of a stable and erosion free landscape is improper drainage. If water moves along a slope, it will slowly erode the hillside and cause erosion. Even if a piece of land doesn’t look like it has a steep grade, a slight hill can still cause some significant problems with erosion. Continue reading
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 Map
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
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?
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.
Is Cost the Only Factor?
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 Pass