Tag: hydromulch

Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed 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.

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

Reader Profile: Corey Huwa

Reader Profile: Corey Huwa

It’s not typical that an erosion control professional is a reality TV star, but Corey Huwa and his family are indeed atypical, running myriad family businesses dating back several generations. Cash Cowboys is a Pop TV reality program featuring Huwa and his family as 21st century Western cowboys reclaiming areas

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

When you control water, you control nature. So why not use nature in your erosion and sediment control efforts? Many (if not all) erosion and sediment control practices attempt to control raindrops or runoff in one form or another, especially those that are applied to landscapes following wildfire. If you

Every Job and Every Day Are Different

Every Job and Every Day Are Different

The hydroseeding machine and the crew may be the same as last month or last year, but every job is different. Each project has its own variables—tricky slopes, tight timelines, rain that just won’t quit, and more. Finding the right combination of seeds, mulch, and other ingredients so that soil

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Increasing miles of pipeline are being built to transport oil and natural gas across the US. More miles of pipeline equals a larger need for reclamation of those rights of way (ROWs) that have been affected by the excavation. Many companies entering the reclamation field or contracting such services have

Hydroseeding—Going Green Fast

Hydroseeding—Going Green Fast

The job specifications called for rolled erosion control products. But there had been lots of rain, with more forecast. The predicted weather allowed only one day for doing the job. And at the bottom of the steep slope was a creek. Any sediment that got into that creek would pollute

Fast Green

Fast Green

The job specifications called for rolled erosion control products. But there had been lots of rain, with more forecast. The predicted weather allowed only one day for doing the job. And at the bottom of the steep slope was a creek. Any sediment that got into that creek would pollute

Should We Leave It Alone?

Should We Leave It Alone?

It’s tempting, after a disaster of any proportion, to do something immediately to try to fix the situation. In the case of wildfire, revegetating the burned area quickly is often seen as an essential step, especially if the fire occurs just before the rainy season, to prevent erosion, flooding, and—in

Mitigating Mayhem

Mitigating Mayhem

As employment laws shortened the workday toward the end of the 19th century, the concept of “leisure time” arose. Spending time away from factories or offices to enjoy the outdoors, particularly the newly ­created systems of parks, gardens, trails, and green spaces—many designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted—was advanced

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