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Toledo, OH Hydroseeding Services

Hydroseeding Servicing Area: Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Perrysburg and Southeast Michigan

RankerLawn (Hydroseed Toledo) offers Hydroseeding services to Toledo and surrounding homeowners, businesses, parks, athletic facilities, land development areas, and contractors in the entire Metro Toledo area. We would be pleased to provide a turn-key solution for your project, including soil preparation, grading, or simply applying the appropriate blend onto your prepared site.

Our goal is to deliver the highest quality product and results to bring you complete satisfaction. Equally important is that you partner with a professional with the proper knowledge, equipment, and utilizes best industry techniques to ensure you get a premium turfgrass. 

Our hydroseeding services include:

  • Seeded varieties of Tall Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Rye
  • Slope Blends & DOT Blends
  • Land Restoration
  • Erosion Control Blends
  • Temporary & Permanent Seeding
  • Wildflower Blends
  • Wetland & Stream Bank Blends
  • Pastures & Meadows
  • Native Grasses & Legumes

So, what exactly is hydroseeding? It is the process of combining seed, mulch, fertilizer, and healthy soil amendments with water, to mix in a HydroSeeder tank to form thick slurry. The slurry is then applied with pressure from a hose or tower, to the surface for seed germination and turf development. Hydroseeding in Toledo Ohio is the fastest, most cost effective and highest quality method of seeding lawn, landscape and erosion control practices.

Seed germination expectations for a newly hydro-seeded lawn are:

  • Tall Fescue – 14 to 21 days 
  • Kentucky Bluegrass – 21 to 28 days
  • Perennial Ryegrass – 7 to 10 days
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toledo hydroseeding service
toledo hydroseeding service


Hydroseed – First 21 days

Keep the lawn moist at all times by timely light sprinklings.
As a general rule, set irrigation for 6am, 12pm and 4pm. (On hot, sunny days 3 watering cycles may not be enough).
Allow the lawn to dry before sunset to avoid potential disease.
Continue watering cycle daily until the seed has germinated. Generally within 21 days.
If the seedlings dry out too much during this time, they will not grow successfully.
In the first 3 weeks, don’t worry about weed growth, this provides fertility in the soil and can be treated once the lawn is established.

Hydroseed – Watering after 21 days

Watering is most effective if done in the morning or late afternoon.
In the afternoon, some evaporation will occur during the day, but the cooling effect of the water on the grass plants is of greater benefit than any water that may be lost.
Once the lawn is ESTABLISHED, it will require approximately one inch of water per week in the Spring and Fall and 2 inches of water in the heat of the summer.
Try not to overwater during this time period. The soil should be firm and moist, not muddy or soft.
Watch for dry spots or puddles which will show you areas that may need a little extra water, or a little less.

Hydroseed – Fertilizing Instructions

When your hydro-seed was applied, it contained seed, mulch and a starter fertilizer.
A starter fertilizer should be applied 4-5 weeks after seeding.
Follow-up fertilizer applications should be made every 4-5 weeks throughout the first growing season.

Mowing your new Hydroseed Lawn

Mow as soon as the grass blades are 2.5” high.
Mow at this height for the first 3-4 weeks, twice a week, if possible. (Low mowing allows the slower germinating varieties to get adequate sunlight to grow.)
After the first 3-4 weeks, raise the mower a little each week until it is set at 3” – 3.5” high. (this is the optimum height for grass health and density)

Hydroseed – Weed Control

Weed seeds are in the soil, get blow in with the wind or spread by birds.
A healthy lawn is the best prevention against weeds. Proper watering, fertilizing and mowing will help grass out-compete the weeds.
In 4 to 5 mowings, your lawn will be able to tolerate a broadleaf herbicide.
A consistent weed control program should be in place to keep weeds to minimum and not allow them to compete with your new lawn.

Soil Preparation

-Proper soil preparation is crucial to the final results of your hydroseed.

-Sure, hydroseed can technically grow “anywhere”, but to get it to grow into a thick, lush, emerald green lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood is the goal.

-The existing root system should be removed from the area to be seeded via rototiller, Harley rake, power rake, Bobcat etc.

-We do not advise spraying the existing root system with Round-Up or a similar herbicide to kill off the weeds. We advise in removing that root system completely & keeping the chemicals out of the soil.

-This is the perfect time to fill any low spots or dips in your yard.

-Any drainage or pitch issues should be addressed at this time.

-Now is the ideal time to install an Underground Sprinkler System to protect the investment in your lawn.

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