Hydromulching is a grass seeding method in which a liquid mixture of fiber mulch, fertilizer, grass seed, water and at times dye and binding agent is sprayed onto a lawn using a specialized machine. Such method is less expensive when compared to sodding, and requires significantly less time and labour compared to manually seeding a lawn. When the lawn is prepared, the sprayed liquid mixture clings to the soil and has a small chance of being blown or washed away. As the mulch in the mix decomposes, it adds organic material to and improves the quality of the soil which is advantageous to the plant. But before hydromulching, it is essential that the lawn is prepared properly. Follow the step-by-step guide below for best results:

1. If there is an existing lawn, use herbicide to clear the area. Often, the chemical will take around three weeks to kill all weeds and grass. Before you till the soil, clear all debris and dead plants.

2. Loosen the soil by tilling the area at least four inches deep. Rake and smooth out the ground by filling in holes and low areas. If needed, adjust the grade of the your lawn. Before performing hydromulching, all debris must be removed from the lawn.

3. Using a pH test kit, check the pH level of the soil. Check with a hydromulching firm regarding the most appropriate pH level for the grass type you'll grow. If the soil's pH level is high, you could lower it by applying sulfur to the area. If the level is low, you could increase the pH level by applying ground limestone. Start by applying small amount of the substance to adjust the soil's pH slowly. Test the pH level after a couple of days and if needed, apply more sulfur or limestone.

4. Make use of a lawn roller to lightly compact the lawn before performing hydromulching. Fill the roller a quarter full of water so the soil won't be heavily compacted. Otherwise, hydromulching will not respond well.

5. Water the lawn very well two days prior to spraying mulch. See to it that water penetrates the ground several inches deep. Consider installing sprinkler systems prior to performing hydromulching, as this will help with the watering and can prevent damage to newly grown grass.

6. Grass seeds will quickly germinate and develop, so be ready to mow the area for about 3-4 weeks after seeding. Contact a hydromulching Brisbane services if the area did not grow or if the area isn't covered well, because spot treatment may be necessary.

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