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What is Hydroseeding? Trusted Regina Landscaping Pro's explain all about Hydroseeding

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd. is a TRUSTED REGINA landscaping company who have helped many customers achieve the yards they have always dreamed of. 

In their latest article, they share some information on hydro seeding.

HYDROSEEDING 101

Hydroseeding, or Hydraseeding, is a technique that utilizes a slurry of seeds, mulch, and fertilizers, and it is an ideal way to revegetate large areas, and in fact many areas affected by forest fire or erosion can be seeded very rapidly using this technique. Here are some of the top questions Rapid get asked.


Is it Possible to Hydroseed Over Existing Lawn?

One of the biggest benefits of hydroseeding, of course, is that it can be used just about anywhere. Home/ acreage owners may use it to reseed their large lawns/ outdoor recreation spaces, and  commercial operators take advantage of the cost-effective nature of the process to quickly make any areas on their property look more lush.

In residential and smaller commercial applications the the hydroseed mixture is generally applied to a prepared area. However if you have a larger area that contains some grass or other vegetation we just need to be a little more careful during the seeding process if the area already has lawn or partial lawn.

The hydroseed mulch mixture is generally quite thick. This helps to protect the seeds during their germination phase. 

If there is an existing lawn in place and you still want to hydroseed over it, it is actually best to use a thinner mulch mixture when spraying. What you don’t want to do is completely cover the existing lawn areas and kill off the grasses. 

A thinner mulch mixture will mean that the seeds can still take root in the existing soil, but that the grasses already present will not be smothered.


What Is in the Hydroseeding Mixture and How Does it Work?

During the hydroseeding process, a special mixture is sprayed over an area and allowed to settle. The slurry that comprises the hydroseeding mixture is contained in a container and attached to a specially modified hose. As the water moves through the hose pipe, it picks up the hydroseed mixture and releases it through the nozzle of the hose.

See the video for an example of one of their machines at work.


Typically, the hydroseed mixture contains the following elements:
  • Seeds, usually grasses, that are ready to germinate
  • Cellulose fibers that form part of the protective mulch
  • Fertilizer that promotes seed germination and growth
  • Soil treating agents
  • Water
As the mixture is sprayed, the seeds are deposited on the soil surface and the mulch covers the seeds to form a protective layer. The included fertilizer promotes the germination of the seeds and provides the food required in the early stages of plant growth.

What Are The Benefits of Hydroseeding

In days gone by, revegetating a large area took a long time and was very labor intensive. This is not a cost-effective way to treat an area. Hydroseeding offers the following benefits:

Speed: Whether one is treating a small or a large area, as you can see in the video , the hydroseeding process is very rapid. This means that it saves both time and money.
Revegetation:  One of the biggest challenges that many communities face is the erosion of topsoils in what were once heavily farmed areas of land. Without grass or vegetation, the topsoil is prone to erosion. Hydroseeding is a great way to seed hardy and durable grass species over a large area very quickly and prevent further erosion of the soil. It is also a fantastic method of quickly revegetating damaged areas of land, such as those areas that have been ravaged by forest fires.

Environmental Benefits

Hydroseeding can ‘recover’ large areas of land as they can be seeded very quickly and cost effectively. The fertile mixture of mulch and seeds provides a bed upon which other plant life can grow and may even provide the basis upon which fauna returns to the area in order to feed and reproduce.

The Ideal Way to Seed New Plant Life
Hydroseeding is a fantastic method of repairing damaged soils and revegetating large areas. It is rapid, cost effective, and successful. 

Our professional Trusted Regina hydroseeding and landscaping team offers innovative re-vegetation, grass seeding, dust control, reclamation, landscaping and erosion control solutions and hydroseeding for all types of residential, commercial, government, industrial and oilfield projects.

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here!


Trusted Regina Landscape Expert Tells us about the MANY benefits to Landscaping!

Rapid Lawn Landscaping Solutions Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products...and REGINA' BEST  SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES!  

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

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Benefits Of Landscaping - By Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd. is a TRUSTED REGINA landscaping company who have helped many customers achieve the yards they have always dreamed of. In their latest article, they share some benefits of landscaping.


It’s easy to appreciate the sights and smells afforded by lush green lawns and landscapes, but did you know their real value is much more substantial than pleasing aesthetics and aromas? That’s right, well-managed landscapes offer tremendous benefits for people and for the environment.


Environmental Benefits of Landscaping


Benefits Of Landscaping

  • Natural Coolants – Grass is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area. In fact, lawns can be 31 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil. Trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees.
  • Environmental Cleaners – Grass plays a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and other pollutants, and it produces oxygen.
  • Water Protectors – Healthy lawns absorb unhealthy runoff that might otherwise filter into bodies of water.
  • Air Cleaners – Grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen and carbon. A turf area 50′ x 50′ produces enough oxygen to meet the everyday needs of a family of four.
  • Noise Minimizers – Lawns and plants dramatically reduce noise pollution; they can reduce noise levels by 20 percent to 30 percent over hard surfaces like concrete and pavement.
  • Turfgrass slows down and absorbs runoff into bodies of water.

Even in areas that have water restrictions and are experiencing drought, it is important that lawns and landscapes remain a viable component of healthy communities. There are a number of sustainable practices that will allow managed lawns and landscapes to reduce water usage but still provide important environmental benefits.

Benefits of Commercial Landscaping 

Businesses are more successful when they provide clients with landscaped areas around buildings and plants inside Best regina landscaperbuildings.

  • Research found seven percent higher rental rates for commercial offices having high-quality landscapes.
  • Shoppers claim they will spend nine to 12 percent more for goods and services in central business areas that have high quality tree canopies.
  • Shoppers indicate they will travel a greater distance and a longer time to visit an area with a high-quality tree canopy, and spend more time there once they arrive.*
  • Companies that provide their employees with interactions with nature also benefit. Research showed that workers who could view nature from their desks had much better job and life satisfaction and better health.

Physical and Psychological Benefits Of Landscaping

  • The benefits of human interaction with plants, trees, and grass are also well studied and documented. Research has found that people find stress relief and healing when interacting with nature or even viewing it through a window.
  • According to Harvard Health Publications, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem to focus better after being outdoors. Workers are more productive as well when working in environments with plants, and cognitive function is improved.

But, perhaps more important than what science tells us, is what people instinctively feel about the plants and green spaces in their lives–that the connection makes their lives better, and they want to make an effort to incorporate it into their lives.

In addition to landscape designhardscaping and artificial turf, we also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of landscape supply products. We sell all types of turfgrass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

Our professional Trusted Regina hydroseeding and landscaping team offers innovative re-vegetation, grass seeding, dust control, reclamation, landscaping and erosion control solutions and hydroseeding for all types of residential, commercial, government, industrial and oilfield projects.

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

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Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts share a tip on 9 steps to a lush lawn

Rapid Lawn Landscaping Solutions Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products...and REGINA' BEST  SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES!  

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

Here they share a tip on 9 steps to a lush lawn:

 

Blades of Glory

American homes are host to more than 30 million acres of lawns, which will play host to countless barbecues, picnics, and Frisbee games in the coming months. With proper care, your lawn will look great despite endless hours of barefoot traffic and blazing sun. This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook tells us what we should do to keep the grass greener.

1. Test Your Soil

A soil test takes the guesswork out of lawn care, giving you precise measurements of pH as well as the quantity and availability of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus (home kits are usually reliable for pH only). Contact a cooperative extension service to conduct the test; they cost around $20.

2. Fertilize

There's no one-size-fits-all formula for springtime—it all depends on the soil and the type of grass you have. Your soil test will offer tips on what amendments to add, or take the results to a gardening center and get their advice. Opt for a slow-release, organic fertilizer, and apply it to the outer edges of your lawn, then cover the middle, overlapping each pass by a few inches. You may have to mow more frequently afterward, since you're adding nutrients at a time of rapid growth.

3. Watch Your Calcium Intake

Up to 90 percent of common lawn weeds are linked to a lack of calcium in soil. Ideally, you should have a calcium-to-magnesium ratio of 7 to 1. If yours falls short of that target, spread high-calcium lime over your lawn, which will boost its ability to absorb nitrogen and synthesize proteins, robbing weeds of food.

4. Add Organic Matter

Early-season grass benefits from added compost, whether you make it yourself or get it from your home center or town. Apply a ½-inch layer over your lawn and rake it into the surface. Finished compost should smell earthy and slightly sweet; avoid using compost that's still steaming, which indicates it's not fully decomposed yet. One yard (or 27 cubic feet) will cover 600 square feet.

5. Stop Crabgrass In Its Tracks

Crabgrass germinates when the soil temperature reaches about 56 degrees F, which happens in mid-April in many regions. Wait until your soil reaches this mark for a few consecutive days, then apply a pre-emergent herbicide (or use corn gluten if you prefer a natural product, available at Bradfield Organics. Crabgrass doesn't grow well in the shade, so you don't need to add chemicals in well-shaded parts of your yard.

6. Pull Up Weeds

Ever notice that weeds pop up right after a spring rain? That's your cue to pull them—if they're small and the soil's moist, they should come out by hand.

7. Get Your Mower in Shipshape

Dull mower blades tear off grass rather than cutting it clean, leaving ragged tips that invite disease to set in. Holding the blade in a vise, sharpen it with long, smooth strokes using a Dremel blade sharpener or a 10-inch bastard mill file, following the manufacturer's instructions for the proper angle. During the growing season, sharpen the blade after you've used your mower for about 8 to 12 hours.

8. Let the Grass Grow...a Little

Your grass might be as short as a putting green, but don't keep it that way. Let it grow to a length of about 3 to 3½ inches, and maintain that height all season. This lets the grass blades shade out weed seeds, and in the summer it shades the soil, reducing evaporation. Come fall, you can go back to cutting it short—weed seeds aren't as abundant then, and evaporation is less of a concern. Two exceptions are Bermuda and seashore paspalum grasses, found in the South, which can be kept at a height of 3/4 to 1 inch.

9. Get Your Sod On

If you're starting a lawn from scratch, April is the month to lay down sod, when it's cooler and there's time for the grass to take root. Ask your seller for grass that suits your yard's conditions, whether sun, shade, or a combo. Sod should be fresh when you lay it; beware the rolls that have been sitting outside for a while. Prepare to water, water, water when it's installed. Your garden center can recommend an appropriate schedule. 

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here!

 

 

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions offer Regina Snow Removal, Plowing and Hauling Services in Regina

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products...and REGINA' BEST  SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES!  

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

Here they share a tip on their Snow Removal, Plowing and Hauling Services in Regina:

Snow removal Regina

 
 Locally owned Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions announced that they will now be offering full service snow removal, snow plowing, snow clearing and snow hauling services to Regina and area. Company owner Monte Dobson states that “with the higher than average snowfall in Regina and area this winter so far, there is huge demand for snow removal services.”

In order to provide these specialized snow removal services, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding has acquired a 2013 Terex TSV60 Skid Steer. “It is fully loaded and equipped with an 84″ snow bucket and 2 speed transmission to push heavy amounts of snow, even under the most adverse conditions” states Dobson. They have also purchased a 14′ Load Trail gooseneck dump trailer if customers require removal and hauling of snow from their home or business.

These capital acquisitions show the commitment and level of service by Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions to past and future clients. “We’re excited to be able to meet the demand of this specialized snow removal service. When it snows in Regina and area, we’ll be ready” states Dobson.

For more information or to book Regina and area snow removal services, please call 306-552-8000.

About Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding

Since 2008, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding and Erosion Control has helped our customers achieve Sod Quality Lawns at less than half the price. Based in Regina Saskatchewan, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding is a family owned business that uses the latest in hydroseeding and erosion control technologies and methodologies, offering solutions for all types and sizes of projects; from highway construction, commercial developments and oilfield and mine reclamation sites to acreages and residential lawns. We also do conventional seeding, skid steer services and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

 Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here! 

 

Regina Snow removal commercial

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn experts share a video on the Hydroseeding SaskPower Switching Station

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions in Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

Here they share a video on the Hydroseeding SaskPower Switching Station near Swift Current, SK:

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

 


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