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Hydroseeding typically consists of applying a mixture of seed, wood fiber, fertilizer, and stabilizing emulsion with hydro-mulch equipment, which temporarily protects exposed soils from erosion by water and wind.

Timing Hydroseeding Applications

Timing Hydroseeding Applications

Timing hydroseeding correctly requires balance and planning. Depending on the time of year, contractors like Brian Young, general manager of Fox Erosion Control & Landscape Inc. based in Clackamas, OR, are either fast approaching or past the seeding windows as set for his region by the Oregon Department of Transportation:

Hydroseeding: Protecting the Soil and the Future

Hydroseeding: Protecting the Soil and the Future

Timing hydroseeding correctly requires balance and planning. Today, contractors like Brian Young, general manager of Fox Erosion Control & Landscape Inc. based in Clackamas, OR, are fast approaching the last seeding window of the year as set for his region by the Oregon Department of Transportation: September 1 through October

Hydroseeding to Amend Soil

Hydroseeding to Amend Soil

An Oregon-based hydroseeding contractor, partner Barry Cook with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers notes that “earth has amazing self-healing properties. I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm,” continues Cook. “If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers.
“I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with some

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers. “I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with

Getting Back to Nature

Getting Back to Nature

The goal of many revegetation projects is often almost heroic: to recreate a wetlands damaged by open-pit coal mining, a salt water marsh drained for farming, or a canyon eroded by wildfire and flood-all based on tiny native seeds. Often these sites require compost, fertilizer, and mulch. In addition to

Stabilizing the Unstable Site

Stabilizing the Unstable Site

There’s an erosion control blanket or turf reinforcement mat (TRM) for just about every disturbed slope, open area, and drainage ditch. And when they’re used with additional erosion control products, the combination can control virtually every erosion risk. These products do more than stabilize the soil. They increase water infiltration,

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 Magic Is in the Mix

The Magic Is in the Mix

During the Middle Ages, alchemists were convinced that they had the solution to the world’s problems. All they had to do was figure out the formula for the right mixture. They were trying to turn ordinary substances, particularly straw, into gold. Hydroseeding is several centuries and much scientific knowledge removed

Tamping It Down

Tamping It Down

A study done by the Washington State Department of Ecology in 1992 found an average dust emission rate of 1.2 tons per acre per month for active construction sites. Another study by the same agency listed earthmoving, traffic, and general disturbance as the major dust-generating factors in construction work. Dust-generating

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