Complete Hydroseeding Services

Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a seeding process that uses a slurry of seed, fertilizer, and mulch. It is often used as an erosion control technique on construction sites, as an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed.
Essential only uses the finest hydroseeding products available. We will use a turf type tall fescue seed. Our Hydroseeding mixture includes: hydromulch, seed & fertilizer, we also add very important products such as microbial bacteria, that has microorganisms [germination enhancements] which assist with quicker and better germination, to help provide a healthier root system. Also included is our all-natural bio-stimulant which enhances fertilizer and increases the fertility of soil. The micronutrients, complex carbohydrates, enzymes, and vitamins encourages natural growth stimulants, not found in traditional fertilizers. This stimulates a natural biological activity in the soil to help grass obtain nutrients the way Mother Nature intended - naturally! Other products that may be
added to a hydroseeding mix are products called tackifers that help hold the materials on a hillside and hard to seed areas, They also help seal moisture in, in hotter temperatures we may add co-polymers that hold 400 times their weight in water and slowly release it as the moisture is needed. The results are more fertile soil, with healthier grass.

New sod being applied to lawn

Sod Installation

Sodding can give you an instant lawn, that may be walked on soon after planting. Essential will use only the finest products available. We will install sod by pushing edges and ends against each other, tightly, without stretching we will lay two or three rolls of sod along a straight edge, if available. We will install using brickwork or stair step pattern for the job. Doing it this way is faster and keeps the seams from lining up, which looks healthier.


There are several different ways to seed.

Slice Seeding puts the seed right where it needs to be into the soil. Slice seeding starts with a piece of equipment called a slice seeder. This machine slices into the soil with steel blades creating furrows. Then, it drops the grass seed into the furrows. This method puts the seed directly and securely in contact with the soil which gives seeds a better chance at germination.

Over Seeding broadcast grass seed over your lawn. In some cases, we may seed and cover with straw or add a mixture of seed, fertilizer and penn mulch.

Whatever turf renovation you decide on, area preparation will be needed prior to hydroseeding, sodding or seeding.

Initial soil preparation is crucial. We will need to control perennial weeds first. Don't assume tilling or covering with sod will kill perennial weeds, an initial application of a non-selective herbicide may be needed to kill weeds. We may need to add amendments to the soil to make it healthier for seed or sod. Rough grading and fine grading is crucial for all services above, except overseeding, to remove larger rocks and loosen soil. Area must have a good finish grade for proper installation. Contact us today.
Call us at 937-384-0440 
for hydroseeding services.

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