Building Healthy New Turfs for Hawthorn Woods, Illinois Lawns and Native Spaces with Hydroseeding Services
When the Queen's gardeners started painting roses in Alice in Wonderland, they were definitely onto something. Think of hydroseeding like a green spray paint that actually turns Hawthorn Woods, Illinois lawns into healthy grass. It's a perfect solution for new lawns, roadside medians, and anywhere you need grass to grow quickly. At McGinty Bros., Inc., we have the tools and the experience to get your turf started right.
What Is Hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is the go-to grass installation process if you want a seamless lawn for your commercial property or new development. Traditional grass installation methods include dry sowing and installing rolls of sod can leave your new lawn patchy. These techniques also don't ensure thick root growth, which is essential for keeping the soil underneath safe.
Hydroseeding, on the other hand, is a process of spraying the ground with a thick slurry of grass seeds, fertilizer, water, and mulch. This slurry covers the ground in an even layer of grass seed, even if your property has hills, graded soil, and sharp edges along the parking lots. The grass typically starts to appear in under a week, and it's popular for:
- New lawns in housing developments, apartment complexes, and larger residential properties.
- Commercial landscapes, office parks, and golf courses.
- Highways, medians, and roadside grass.
3 Benefits of Hydroseeding on New Lawns and Restoration Projects in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
Every landscape is unique. Hydroseeding just works for almost all of them. Here's why:
1. Get Your Lawn Ready to Rock in Just a Few Days
Hydroseeding sprays can be customized to fit your specific property. You can select your preferred type of grass or choose a mix of grass varieties for a lawn that's easy to maintain. Even better, all of those nutrients give the grass a healthier head start than soil that has been exposed to construction equipment.
2. Replenish Natural Lands and Parks with Native Grasses
Grass isn't just grass once you get down into the weeds. Different varieties need different amounts of water, can get infected with different diseases, and even need different maintenance schedules. So don't get a high-strung grass when you manage natural lands or parks. Opt for the low-key native species of grass that can kick back and stay green with relatively little attention.
Hydroseeding is a wet seed application. That means it can cling to all the crevices, slopes, creek beds, and other gravity-defying parts of the land.
3. Get a Lawn with Deeper Roots
Grass is pretty, but that's not why we love it. When grass is healthy, its roots grab onto the soil for inches or even feet below the surface. That makes it a perfect erosion barrier, especially on roadsides or sharply inclined overpass medians. In order to make that happen, the grass needs to check off everything on a list of growth requirements. Hydroseeding:
- Lets the seeds acclimatize to the soil. The mixture of fertilizers and mulch mitigates the shock of the new environment.
- Won't let weeds shove their own in. Weeds can grow anywhere there's exposed soil and then start using up all the water and good nutrients. With hydroseeding, the ground is covered so the grass can focus on growing instead of fighting off invasive weeds.
What Our Hydroseeding Services Look Like
When we said hydroseeding was like spray painting, we weren't joking. Our Hawthorn Woods, IL hydroseed trucks can hold enough slurry to coat your property's exposed soil with grass seed, fertilizer and mulch.
Our hydroseed team uses a hose to spray the soil with the mixture, and the application takes just a fraction of the time of traditional sod or seed installation. Also, our pressurized hose can apply an even coat from several feet away so none of your property's fields are out of reach of our hydroseeding service.
What Does Hydroseeded Grass Look Like One Year Later?
Hydroseeding doesn't just give your lawn a great advantage when the seeds are first planted. The process strengthens your grass for season after season of hardy growth. Because the roots were able to grow deeper into the soil, the grass is more resilient to disease and weather shifts. It also creates a thicker ground coverage that more thoroughly covers your soil.
It's also prettier. At the end of the day, that matters, too.
Calling All Landscapers: Get Your Hydroseeding Here
If your landscaping company doesn't have hydroseeding services, use ours. At McGinty Bros., Inc., we believe it's important for small businesses to work together to keep the local community beautiful. Give your commercial and developmental clients more options by suggesting hydroseeding to give their new lawns a fresh start. We can provide hydroseeding services, soil aeration, and other landscaping services that require specialized equipment. Contact our team to learn more about how we can help you help your clients.
Additional Hawthorn Woods, IL Lawn Construction and Land Restoration Services from McGinty Bros., Inc.
Building a landscape from scratch involves a lot of moving parts. If your hands are busy trying to get other renovations done or keeping your business going, don't get them dirty (or bright green) with a long landscaping to-do list. McGinty Bros., Inc. can help with several other parts of your renovation or land restoration project, including:
Contact Us Today to Give Your Property a Spray Tan (But Better) with Expert Hydroseeding Services
Get the McGinty Bros., Inc. family treatment with our high-quality hydroseeding services. We work hard to make sure all of our hydroseeding projects look great and develop into a strong ground cover that makes your Hawthorn Woods, Illinois landscape better. Contact us at (847) 526-9322 for an initial evaluation.