We’re sure that you’ve seen foamy, green liquid being sprayed on areas and pavements around highways at some point in your life. This is spray-on grass seed.
A well-known product for spray-on grass seed is Hydro Mousse, that can apparently not only be used by professionals but by amatuer gardeners, too.
There have also been TV commercials for the Hydro Mousse that illustrate that spray-on grass seed is easy to use and guarantees grass growth. But is this true? Let’s find out!
We’ll also let you in on some tips for using spray on grass seed, as well find out if there are any alternatives to Hydro Mousse Liquid and answer some frequently asked questions.
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What Is Spray-On Grass Seed?
Spray-on grass seed (often known as hydroseeding) is the process of spreading grass seed using a pre-mixed liquid. It’s a little like spray painting your lawn but instead of paint, it’s made of water, grass seed, mulch, a bonding agent, and fertilizer.
It’s similar to spray-on lawn fertilizer with added grass seeds. It’s small enough for the pressure of a garden hose to spread the mixture, but it does limit your range. The professionals who have used it for years have bigger pumps and hoses, and this also allows them to get the job done faster.
The pressure of the hose can also help the grass seed penetrate into the soil, giving the grass a better chance as it begins to grow. What’s more, birds also don’t like the mulch component of the spray-on seed, which gives your grass a better chance of survival.
Spray-on grass seed is generally more expensive than applying grass seed the old fashioned way.
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What Is Hydro Mousse Liquid Lawn- Bermuda Grass Seed?
Helpful Tips For Using Spray On Grass Seed
Is Spray-On Grass Seed Any Good?
Cost Of Hydroseeding
Hydro Mousse Alternatives
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Rain Wash Away Spray-On Grass Seeds?
Do Birds Eat Spray-On Grass Seed?
Also, hydroseed (especially when applied by professionals) is driven into the soil as opposed to sitting on top of it. This also discourages birds from eating it.
Can Spray-On Grass Seed Be Used On A Hill?
It can be used on a hill, but you should avoid putting it on extremely steep slopes as it can cause run-off. It can also clump your seeds at the bottom of the hill together.
Is Spray-On Grass Seed Cheaper Than Sod?
Sod typically costs around 50 cents a square foot, whereas professionally applied hydroseed costs around 15 cents per square foot.
However, sod does give you a full lawn immediately whereas you have to wait to mow spray-on grass seed for at least a month after it has been applied.