Perhaps you're moving into a new home or looking to make over your current yard. Either way, you want a new lawn and garden. If you choose to hydroseed your yard, the grass germinates quickly. From there, you can add landscape and hardscape elements to further beautify your yard.
Hydroseeding is a landscaping process during which contractors spray a seed slurry over your yard. The slurry also contains mulch and fertilizer as well as a bonding agent so it sticks to the ground. As the International Association of HydroSeeding Professionals points out, the process is more cost effective than laying sod. Because of the bonding agent, the slurry takes hold in the soil better than just scattering seeds. As the site further points out, your lawn only takes a few weeks to come in.
Planning the Yard
Before you call your local hydroseeding professionals, you should first plan out your yard. You should sketch where the lawn is going as well as additional garden elements. Naturally the shape and size of your yard will drive the design. However, you can also decide the level of formality as well as the general design. The style of your homes helps drive those decisions. For example, if you have a traditional or historical home, you may want a relatively formal yard design. This can include an expanse of lawn bordered with regular flower beds.
Some additional considerations include the pH of your soil as well as its grade. You can test the soil and grade the area yourself. However, your contractors may be able to do a more efficient job.
The next step for your yard is deciding on the hardscaping. This can encompass anything from patios to simple garden paths. Use your chosen style to make these decisions, especially when it comes to materials. For example, concrete and metal are standard materials for modern hardscaping, while brick and stone feature heavily in traditional landscaping. What's more, if your yard is modern, you'll want to adhere to the clean lines and geometry traditional of the style. Traditional can feature formal arrangements, while cottage and country styles often look rustic.
Finally, decide how you want to border your lawn. It may seem counterintuitive, but generous borders of flowers actually make a yard look bigger. For cohesive results, adhere to a color or plant palette. For instance, if you have a Mission style home, add succulents and cacti to your borders. Alternatively, consider monochromatic planting. This is especially chic for a modern yard.
Contact a company like Hydrograss Technologies to learn more about the process.
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