Hydro Seeding

Hydro seeding is a popular and effective method for starting a new lawn. The hydro seeding process starts with a blend of grass seed, water, fertilizer, fiber mulch and sometimes lime. P & L Landscaping applies this mixture to the lawn area using specially designed equipment for the optimum results.

If you have questions about hydro seeding, call us at 603.595.2802.

The wet fiber mulch used for hydro seeding helps keep the seed moist. Plus, it helps the grass seed bond to the soil at the beginning of the germination process. It also protects the new born grass plants from too much sunlight, wind and erosion. As the grass begins to grow, the fiber mulch slowly decomposes adding nutrients to the soil.

This video provides additional details on the process that P & L Landscaping uses for hydro seeding.


As with any new lawn installation method, hydro seeding has advantages and disadvantages when compared to other methods such as conventional seeding or sod installation.


Hydro seeding is very effective for preventing erosion, especially on hills and sloping lawns.

Advantages of Hydro Seeding

  • When seeding a large new lawn, hydro seeding can be done in a very short amount of time.
  • Hydro seeding is very effective for hills and sloping lawns because the seed stays put.
  • Hydro seeding will typically cost less than laying sod.
  • Results are very quick and germination rates are high. Grass starts growing in about a week.

Disadvantages of Hydro Seeding

  • The variety of available grasses or fertilizers is less than conventional seeding. This is also true when using sod for a new lawn.
  • When temperatures are extremely hot and there is little rain, hydro seeded grass seed could fail to germinate even with proper watering.

Call 603.595.2802 or use this handy email form if you have any questions about hydro seeding or would like to get started on your lawn.

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