With a wide range of solutions designed to assist with a variety of business objectives, it's inevitable that our clients will have some questions about how our solutions work and which is the best choice for their business needs.
We recommend viewing some of our most commonly asked questions to find out more about the benefits of hydro-mulching and the services we provide. We encourage you to get in contact with us to determine the ideal solution to meet your site's requirements.
What is Hydromulching
Hydro-mulching is the hydraulic application of seed, mulch, fertilizer, tackifier/binder and water to form a slurry. These ingredients are combined and mixed in one of our hydro mulching units and applied via a cannon or hose.
Hydro-mulching is widely used in the revegetation of disturbed areas especially on slopes where there is a significant risk of erosion occurring during the period of initial plant establishment.
There are many different application rates and materials that can be used to provide the outcome required. Please see our products for more information
- Protecting the soil surface from erosion and provides dust suppression which provides many environmental benefits.
- Allows better water penetration into the soil and ongoing moisture retention allowing for better vegetation establishment.
- Addition of organic matter to the soil as the hydro-mulch breaks down
How does it work
All the materials are mixed in a hydroseeder tank and then sprayed as a slurry over areas to be revegetated. In hydroseeding projects, we use a range of Growth Mediums that consist of organic materials, soil conditioners and other growth additives that replenish the soil with nutrients and vitamins it needs to support healthy growth. This is a highly effective way of establishing grass for subdivisions, banks, batters, and service trenches. Head to the solutions banner on our website and explore how hydroseeding or hydromulching could benefit you.
What type of preparation is needed?
Every one of our projects starts and finishes with a scientific approach. Depending on the service you are receiving, topsoil may need to be applied on top of existing soil and raked to ensure that the soil is loose, to encourage and support rapid growth. If your project involves hydromulching, a soil analysis may be undertaken and interpreted before revegetation works commence. Such analysis will determine the properties of the soil to ensure we get the best strike rate and increased longevity of seedlings. We will provide you with professional and credible advice about how to set up your site for success the first time.
How long will it take to grow?
Depending on the seed type that was used and the watering and/or rainfall amount, you will start to see growth within about 1 – 2 weeks of application. Around the 4 – 6-week mark grass should be at the stage where it is ready to be mowed, however, this does vary depending on sun exposure, regularity of water and other variables.
What type of aftercare is required?
Depending on what type of revegetation, erosion and dust control solution is provided will determine what aftercare is required. As part of every project we undertake, we provide sound, professional aftercare support and advice to help you achieve the best long-term success with your project.
What type of seed do you stock?
We use a range of the highest quality introduced and native seeds. Where possible, we will source and use local, home-grown products that have been developed by Australian companies. Get in contact with our team to see which blend is most suited to your needs.
When is the best season to treat my area?
We have a range of suitable solutions depending on what season you are planning to commence work. You will find that different seasons offer different advantages for each solution. Call us for more information.
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