Every homeowner desires lush-looking lawns that accentuate the entire outdoor environment. However, various factors, such as soil erosion and high traffic, can lead your lawn to lose its pristine look. You should not despair when your lawn seems to be on its last legs because there is more you can do to rejuvenate and breathe new life into your lawn. Here are some tips for improving residential lawns.
Erosion Control -- Erosion is a major factor that degrades most landscapes as it sweeps soils and vegetation downstream, particularly on sloped land. Rain and wind can easily wash away or blow away the topsoil that provides nutrients to lawn vegetation. Investing in soil stabilisation can help combat the erosion problem, which in turn retains your topsoil. A perfect example is to use mulch, which prevents moisture loss. Contact your landscaping company for various methods of erosion control ideal for residential lawns.
Spray Grass -- Spray grass or hydroseeding refers to a wet combination of several things, such as mulch, water, fertiliser, grass seed, and a binding agent that helps develop a lush lawn on a bare surface. The contents of the mixture are sprayed on the ground to aid in the growth of the grass seeds. If you have a failing lawn, then spray grass is the way to go since it supports the growth of grass in worn areas, or even in areas that had no vegetation before. The benefit of spray grass, compared to turf, is the low maintenance required. You don't have to water the spray grass frequently — it will grow faster on its own once it integrates into the lawn. Another benefit of spray grass is that it is a form of soil erosion control in the sense that it holds soil down, especially on bare patches of a lawn. Therefore, when you apply spray grass on your lawn, you don't have to worry about losing the topsoil as you wait for the grass to grow.
The Process of Applying Spray Grass -- All you need to do is till the land and remove debris and huge rocks that might prevent the growth of grass. Add mulch to the soil to help in moisture retention and for adding nutrients. Then use a rake to smooth the soil while making it a bit firm. Lastly, use a hydroseeding machine to apply the slurry content on the ground. You can water the surface lightly from time to time to enhance seed germination.