Drill seeding is a mechanical means of creating a furrow (opening) in the soil’s surface and metering the seed in at a uniform rate. Using a tractor and a specialized seeding drill attachment, this method allows the operator to control the row space, seed depth, and seed rate when replanting, which minimizes seed waste and optimize germination. More level areas, without access to adequate water are ideally suited to drill seeding. Additionally, no wood/fiber mulch is utilized in the drill seeding process, making it a cost-effective method for large seeding projects.
Hydroseeding is versatile and economical choice for promoting the germination and growth of your seed. A properly hydroseeded and watered lawn will start to grow in about 7 days, and under normal conditions, will be fully established and ready to mow in 3-4 weeks. Although hydroseeding doesn’t afford “instant lawn” like sod, the combination of cost, quality, coverage, and erosion control definitely offset the wait. Other advantages of hydroseeding are its ability to cover large, difficult and inaccessible areas, such as slopes, that are too steep for sod applications.
Broadcast seeding, also referred to as dry seeding, is a method of seeding a relatively large area that involves scattering seed, by hand, rotary spreader, with air stream applicator with fertilizer or E-Z Flow type fertilizer/seeder spreaders. To ensure optimal results, soil should be prepared beforehand to produce a smooth, firm suitable seedbed that enables seed-to-soil contact. Broadcast seeding is most successful the soil is cultipacked or otherwise treated before and after the seed is broadcast.