What Makes Us Different

No Job Too Small

We have equipment for both small and large jobs.

Insured & Licensed

Please know we are fully insured and licensed.

Low environmental impact

The Natural Gardener use products that require, lower water resources, less fuel to transport and natural weed treatments.

Cost Savings

Did you know that spray seeding is a fraction of the cost of sodding?

Seed Selection

The Natural Gardener will select the appropriate seed for local and residential lawn conditions such as full sun, full shade, mixed sun/shade, low water and damp lawns.

Innovative Technology

We are committed to the latest technology and practices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about lawn treatments and how we do it. These are some frequently asked questions our customers often have.

How does it work?

The seed is suspended in a slurry mix of paper mulch and fertilizer. It is mixed in a tank which starts the germination process then sprayed on bare soil to establish root growth.

 

What are the advantages of Hydro-seeding over Sod?

Other than the cost, there are many advantages. Hydro-seeding has a low environmental impact, better root establishment, able to choose specific types of grass, less prep required, able to cover large areas quick.

Do you water Hydroseed?

After the lawn is first Hydro-seed, allow the mulch to dry before watering. (Usually dry by the next day.) During the first two weeks, water all areas every day keeping area slightly moist to speed up germination. Water 10 to 20 minutes per section, twice a day, if possible

Why does my lawn look green after it is Hydroseeded and why does this color disappear?

The green appearance that your lawn has after it is Hydro-seeded is just a dye that is in the tackifier product that is used in the slurry. The dye that is present during the initial application will begin to fade after it is applied. The rate at which it fades will depend on the weather and conditions.This is normal and the colorant has no bearing on the quality of the hydro-seeded lawn. And don’t worry, the dye is organic and does not contain harmful chemicals!

What is the cost of Hydro-seeding?

Hydro-seeding can cost 65-85% LESS than the cost of SOD?

When will it grow?

Growth will depend on various conditions such as, type of seed, time of year applied, and weather conditions. Usual growth is 5-7 days for seed to start sprouting but can be in as little as 48 hours. After 4 weeks your lawn should be established enough for its first cut.

Will Hydroseed wash away?

Did those torrential rains wash all your seeds away? Probably not. The good news is when we Hydro-seed your lawn we are using 100% pure wood fiber mulch and a Tackifier (glue) that bonds the Hydro seed to the soil.

When should I mow the new, hydro-seeded lawn.

A new lawn should be mowed as soon as the first grass blades are 2” to 3” high (about the length of your pinky), even if the whole lawn has not yet reached that height.

Can I apply weed-kill to my Hydroseeded lawn?

On a new growth lawn, the weeds will get choked out with frequent mowing and fertilization.

Any other options than Hydro-Seeding?

The Natural Gardener can take care of all your lawn growth needs, give us a call and we will help you choose the right option for you. Whether you just

need to re-establish your old lawn or start brand new. We offer aeration, fertilization, weed control, power raking, over-seeding, slit seeding and hydro-seeding. We have the solution for you!

Can I Hydroseed over existing lawn?

The great thing about hydro seed is that it is not just for new lawns. Hydro seed can be used to renovate or overseed an existing lawn as well. Homeowners who are not happy with their existing lawn can simply cut the grass short and have hydro seed sprayed right over the existing lawn.

Can you overwater new grass seed?

Water is necessary for seeds to germinate, but too much water can hinder germination too. Watering newly planted grass seed is good for growth, overwatering will not make the grass seed grow any faster.

Do I need any special equipment to mow my Hydroseeded lawn?

No. The most important item you can have when mowing your new lawn is a very sharp mower blade. Try to avoid sharp turns when mowing a fresh lawn so as to avoid tearing the grass out with your tires.