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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Hydroseeding

What is hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding uses a high-pressure hose to broadcast seed evenly over a large area. Seed is mixed with a mulch-like material to keep it moist and in place. Hydroseeding is a good choice for large lawns or areas with steep slopes or hard-to-reach spots. Hydroseeding requires hiring a professional.

Advantages and disadvantages

Hydroseeding requires less irrigation than conventional seeding methods and produces a more uniform stand. However, the cost of planting is somewhat more expensive than conventional methods.

Photo of a lawn being hydroseeded
Photo by Ali Harivandi

Photo of a sloped area that has been recently hydroseeded

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