What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding is a process of mixing seed, fertilizer, tackifier and wood/straw fiber-mulch with water in correct proportions inside a tank, then spraying the mixture onto designated areas. Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding uses only top quality wood/straw based mulch, as it is a far superior product than paper mulch, and provides excellent results for our customers. Hydroseeding can be used in new construction projects or even to replace an old expired lawn. Hydroseeding is a fast, easy and economical alternative to sodding. You can have a beautiful, healthy, durable lawn at a fraction of the cost of sodding. Hydroseeding is a relatively new concept to Saskatchewan, but is widely used in the residential and commercial construction markets in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and in the USA. In fact, because of the overwhelming success in the United States sod farms have become virtually obsolete in some states.

There are reasons hydroseeding works so well. The seed is suspended in a nutrient rich slurry. The contact of the seed with the water in the machine triggers the germination cycle. Once applied to the soil, the material enhances initial growth by providing a microenvironment beneficial to seed germination. The seed is at an ideal depth for good results. The conditions are right to produce a lush green lawn in a very short time.

After hydroseeding, your property will have a nice green appearance from the mulch in the spray mix. The grass should begin to come up in 10-14 days depending on soil temperatures and moisture. Your lawn should be ready to mow in 6-8 weeks under good growing conditions.

Hydroseeding provides flexibility for homeowners needing different varieties of seed while at the same time being completely environmentally friendly.

Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding and Erosion Control

Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding and Erosion Control


Hydroseeding has a Variety of Uses

New home lawns may be the largest single defined market for hydroseeding. Other landscape applications are also significant. Hydroseeding is being used more and more in new golf course construction. Each of these applications is usually irrigated, and the turf resulting from the application is usually classified as “fine turf”. Sod Quality Results can be achieved almost every time when appropriate amounts of quality wood mulch and tackifiers are used.

New highway construction always needs new grass planted. Grass is frequently needed on mine sites, and reclamation of mine sites has increased with the recent concerns for the environment. Utility construction areas frequently need grass after pipe lines or power lines have been constructed. The list of places for planting grass in these “non turf quality” areas seems to be endless. Hydroseeding is frequently used on these large areas to be more economical. Hydroseeding can work well on these “non-irrigated” areas, if the conditions are not too hot and dry.

We provide hydroseeding services to all sizes of projects, from large highway construction and reclamation to acreages and residential lots.


  • Acreages
  • Residential Lots
  • Hillsides
  • Lawn Replacement
  • Roadsides
  • Erosion Control Projects
  • Sport Fields
  • Golf Courses
  • Utility Trench Lines
  • Construction Restoration Sites
  • Parks/School Yards
  • Cemeteries
  • Oil Field Restoration
  • Site Restoration
  • The list goes on…

Hydroseeding is a growing trend that fits many applications. If you have a project that you think Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding may work for, but you are unsure what it’s all about, please feel free to contact us anytime.