What is Hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is a process in which seed, water, fertilizer, fiber mulch, tackifier, and soil amendments (if needed) are mixed together in a tank to form a thick, nutrient rich “slurry”. This slurry is then applied via hose, or tower gun, to the soil. This saturated mulch creates a bond to the soil, resisting wind and erosion, and enhancing seed germination. As the grass seed germinates, the fiber mulch slowly decomposes, adding nutrients to the soil.
Advantages of HYDROSEEDING
There are some definite advantages of hydroseeding vs. laying sod
- hydroseeding is roughly 1/3 the price of sod (or less)
- no back-breaking labor involved laying and cutting sod
- with hydroseeding, the root system of the lawn grows on site, whereas with sod, the roots are potentially exposed to disease when the turf is cut
- custom seed blends allow for tailor made solutions depending on the needs/wants of the property owner.
Who We Are
Evergreen Hydroseeding & Erosion Control Inc. is a locally owned and operated company serving central and northern Alberta. Our mandate is to provide our customers with exceptional service utilizing high quality products such as 100% thermally refined wood fiber mulch, certified grass seed, fertilizer/growth stimulant, and tackifier in every tank. We offer soil sampling for those interested in order to tailor a customized solution for every site. We believe that sacrificing quality for profit benefits no party in the long run.
For steep slopes where erosion is an issue, or other demanding sites, we can also utilize Flexible Growth Media or other Bonded Fiber Matrix products.
For areas where spreading topsoil over depleted soils (reclamation/contruction sites), isn't possible or cost-effective, we offer biotic soil amendment products as an alternative.