When you think of Cellulose, you are probably quick to picture the blown-in insulation in your attic.
While insulation is certainly one of its leading uses (and the product Climatizer was founded on), cellulose fibers are used in plenty of practical and affordable applications from residential to industrial projects.
One of the lesser-known uses of our cellulose fibre is in Hydroseeding!
What is Hydroseeding?
Hydroseeding is a process of grass seeding that originated in the US in the 1940’s. It is a technology that developed in response to large infrastructure projects, like highway construction, where large areas of surrounding land needed to be re-engineered and re-planted.
Instead of transporting heavy rolls of grass to be placed and allowed time for roots to set, Hydroseeding provided a new solution: it allowed for large areas to be re-seeding much more quickly and effectively by spraying a slurry of water, seed, fertilizer (optional), and cellulose fibre, called mulch.
The cellulose has an important job in this process of plant (grass) growth. The specially-manufactured cellulose fibres not only give a home to the seeds keeping them away from pests; but they also trap moisture, encouraging faster and more uniform germination, leading to success grass formation. Made from recycled paper, Climatizer has been producing mulch for over 20 years, participating in the circular economy by actively recapturing waste and diverting in to this highly useful, highly successful product that helps to bring back nature where it belongs.
Hydroseeding has some extra benefits over traditional sowing and sod laying. It is cost-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and incredibly efficient for establishing a new lawn, turf, and even roadside development.
Why Use Hydroseeding Over Traditional Sod?
Sod is already living grass that needs to re-establish its roots to survive. During this transition, many variables can arise, damaging the already costly transportation and laborious process of laying the grass.
Grading of the land, amount of shade, access to water, and the composition of pre-existing soil can cause a new grass not to take.
As well, if you are planning on planting a large area, such as athletic fields, parks, or golf courses, you’ll find incredible savings with hydroseeding.
New sod comes at a cost. It is heavy and requires more people and many hours to install properly. While it can achieve results quickly, homeowners and companies can often pay 2 to 3 times more for the luxury of time.
Hydroseeding mulch also gains more viability for certain types of grasses and plants. Some breeds require deeper roots for survival. Because of their deeper roots, these plants are often heartier than their shallow root alternatives and save soil from erosion.
These include turf grasses, like Bermuda and zoysiagrasses; or pasture grasses, such as blue wild rye and California Brome; and many other examples.
How to Learn More
While we could go on for days about our love for the environmentally friendly hydroseeding, we always think the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the lush green grass. Check out our before and after photos.
Give Climatizer a call today to discuss your next seeding project and find out how you would benefit from our premium and locally manufactured hydroseeding mulch!