Hydroseed is an application which contains the following ingredients:

  • Seed
  • Water
  • Organic Fertiliser

The application uses a specially built Hydroseeding Unit, which combines the seed and fertiliser in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays the slurry onto the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.


Hydroseed is an application which can be applied quickly to the surface. It is generally applied to flatter areas because on slopes, the likelihood of the seed and fertiliser being washed off during heavy rainfall increases. This is because there is no protection for the seed, as there is no inclusion of a binder within a Hydroseeding application.

Expected Growth

Growth is generally faster than for Seed Drill but is dependent upon local rainfall, weather conditions and the quality of the prepared seed bed. Hydroseeding is rarely used as a revegetation operation on its own, and is typically combined with cellulose fibre to provide a more vigorous growth potential. If you want an all-in-one application check out Hydromulch.


Hydroseeding is more expensive than tractor seeding but it has two key advantages:

  • It can incorporate native seed
  • It can be used to treat steeper slopes
  • It can also incorporate ameliorants without dust pollution

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