HYDROSEEDING EROSION CONTROL

 

Topsoil during the initial phase of planting is subjected to washout and surface erosion brought about by rainfall, its consequential reeling and by wind activity. This induces significant top soil loss and the consequential formation of moderly deep furrows. All this occurs due to the barrenness and fragility of the vegetation during its first phase of growth due to the reduced penetration of the root system into the substrate.

 

Hydroseeding is a process of spraying a tailor made mix comprising of water, seed, mulch, fertilizer plus a bonder in one operation.

 

Hydroseeding is used when either the areas are too large, inaccessible for conventional seeding and when results are required fast. It is also an extremely cost effective and successful method of establishing new vegetation.

 

Some areas where hydroseeding can be applied are

 

  • Airfields
  • Dams
  • Embankment
  • Pulverized fuel ash
  • Landfill and refuse sites
  • Gravel pits
  • Quarries and mines
  • Racing tracks
  • Sand dunes
  • Slag heaps
  • River Bank Reclamation

 
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