Bellas Landscaping Hydroseeding Services

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About Hydroseeding

Bellas Landscaping is Illinois' premier hydroseeding experts. From small residental lawns to large scale commercial and municipal projects Bellas Landscaping can get the job done.Hydroseed (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. The slurry is transported in a tank, either truck- or trailer-mounted and sprayed over prepared ground.


Hydroseeded lawns come up faster. The contact of the seed with water will trigger the germination cycle. Hydroseeding has an attractive green appearance that looks far better than lawns dry seeded and covered with straw mulch. Covering is not bothered by winds like standard straw covering. Unlike straw that is often used as a protective cover for a newly seeded area, hydroseeding mulch has NO weed seed. Straw is typically loaded with weed seed. Hydroseeding allows the custom tayloring of the proper seed for your job. It is not uncommon to use two or even three seeds custom spraying the right seed for different areas on the lawn or job. Many custom hydroseeding contractors will use one seed for shady areas, one for high traffic areas, one to make the front lawn a showpiece. Hydroseeding mulch adds to the humus content of a lawn as it decomposes. The bacterial action of straw will leach nitrogen from the soil as it decomposes.


Sod is a good solution to the need for a new lawn. but it is expensive. Sod generally costs 3 to 5 times more than hydroseeding. Hydroseeding will often produce turf as nice looking as sod within a very short time at a significant cost savings. With hydroseeding the new seedlings are grown on your soil. Sod can have a problem with the type of soil it was grown on and not having sufficient compatibility with the soil it is planted on. Often this is refered to as "not taking". When sod is harvested the roots are usually chopped off which can effect the health of the plant when installed. When installing sod it is important to have sod installed by someone who has a lot of experience. Sod will shrink over the first month and if it is not installed properly gaps will open up between the sod rows.

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Our Hyroseeding Projects

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