Tag: hydromulching

Hydromulching, sometimes referred to as hydroseeding, is a grass planting process. The process is fast, efficient, and economical. This grass planting process is usually more effective than conventional seeding and certainly more economical than conventional sodding.

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Drilling Sites

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Drilling Sites

In an effort to expand their businesses, many erosion and sediment control contractors have turned to providing services to the oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing sites. Services can include dust control on unpaved access roads, sediment control, revegetation of disturbed areas, and other measures to protect habitat and

Banking on Stability

Banking on Stability

Crow Wing County, MN, is located within a recreation area known as the “Region of Thousand Lakes” or “Brainerd Lakes Region.” This central Minnesota county is a popular location for boating in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Banking on Stability

Banking on Stability

Crow Wing County, MN, is located within a recreation area known as the “Region of Thousand Lakes” or “Brainerd Lakes Region.” This central Minnesota county is a popular location for boating in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.  More than 400 lakes in the county draw

Project Profile: Stabilizing Steep Slopes After a Flood

Project Profile: Stabilizing Steep Slopes After a Flood

Each year thousands of visitors flock to the scenic Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth, MN. Glacial deposits of sandy, silty soils include just enough clay to barely hold them in place, creating some rugged, captivating vistas. Because many of the slopes exceed the angle of repose, there is always

Native Vegetation and Landfills

Native Vegetation and Landfills

EPA recommends native vegetation on landfills, but how does native vegetation compare economically with the conventional non-native species mix typically specified for landfills? Generically, natives cost less, but not without the proper planning, installation, and management. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate concisely how applying native vegetation can

Before the Levee Breaks

Before the Levee Breaks

Just south of Hattiesburg, MS, lies a power plant owned by the South Mississippi EPA (Electric Power Association). The power plant contains a cooling facility, in which water is circulated through the plant in order to reduce the heat from the plant’s operations. Adjacent to the cooling plant is Black

Hydroseeding Challenges for all Seasons

Hydroseeding Challenges for all Seasons

When Chesapeake Energy needed hydroseeding work done for a gas pad area in Wetzel County, WV, the energy company called in Central Carolina Seeding, based in Winston-Salem, NC. “It was a slip repair,” says Central Carolina Seeding’s president, Sam Howard. “They had had a massive landslide, and we helped with

The BAER Facts…And After-Fire Remedies

The BAER Facts…And After-Fire Remedies

Thousands of American acres, both private and public, burn each year. Whether caused by human carelessness or malevolence, or natural causes such as lightning strikes, wildfires destroy natural resources, displace wildlife, and often put human lives at risk. Because of its dry climate, the Southwest’s forested areas are especially vulnerable

Hydroseeding Perspectives

Hydroseeding Perspectives

All across the United States, those who do hydroseeding and hydromulching are finding ways to address such challenges as drought and recession. Now more than ever, using quality hydroseeding materials and equipment is critical to these companies’ success. Working on the Railroad     Reel Neet in Olive Branch, MS,

Hydroseed Challenges, Hydroseed Solutions

Hydroseed Challenges, Hydroseed Solutions

There are slopes and then there are slopes. Some of the slopes on the back sides of the dams around Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado, for example, reached 1:1 and stretched as much as 800 to 1,000 feet long. The hydroseeding equipment used on the reclamation project was pulled up and

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