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“Hydromulching is an effective and viable option for vegetating large expanses of land quickly and easily.”
Soil Erosion Control Solutions
Effective erosion control is crucial to protecting the value and productivity of your land. Without effective erosion control, the soil […]
Hydromulching is a vegetation process that involves spraying a slurry of water, seed, fertiliser, cellulosic mulch, tracking dye and a binder/tackifier on damaged and depleted soils to provide fast, economical and efficient revegetation.
Sprayed from a specially designed hydroseeding truck referred to as a hydroseeder, the truck keeps the mixture agitated during application, ensuring even coverage.
Depending on the hydroseeder, the cannon, also referred to as a boom, is capable of spraying the mixture over 100 metres. This enables coverage in even the most difficult to reach areas.
The addition of mulch into the slurry is what differs hydromulching to hydroseeding and provides a number of benefits. These include:
The mulch acts as a hydraulic growth medium and provides a protective cover and moisture reservoir for the seeds as they wait to germinate.
The thickness of the mulch acts as a protective layer and stops birds from getting to the seeds before they sprout. This reduces the amount of waste.
When hydromulch is used in combination with a binder/tackifier, the fibres will stick together and “hold onto” the ground. This surface cover provided by the fibres works to stop the wind from picking up dust and displacing the seed. The fibres also protect the seeds from rain and water run-off that commonly hinders growth by eroding topsoil.
Hydromulching is an effective and viable option for vegetating large expanses of land quickly and easily. This includes land that is flat, hard to access or significantly sloped.
Hydromulching solutions can be used for erosion control and stabilisation of roadside batters, soil stockpiles, long term dust suppression, mine site rehabilitation and remediation of large industrial areas.
One of the main benefits of hydromulching is the speed of growth. It’s not unusual to see significant growth within a few weeks which, during the early stages of germination and growth, can provide relief to the landowner.
There are numerous types of mulch available in the Australian market, all with their own benefits. Click here to find out more information about the numerous mulches on offer and which one may be suitable for your project goals.