In a jet agitated hydroseeder you must use paper based or corn fiber based mulch. We recommend a granular mulch (pellets) which is easily pourable and mixes more quickly. Bales of paper mulch will work in your jet agitated hydroseeder as well but will take much longer to mix and break apart, which is why we generally recommend the bale product only be used in our 400 JAH. The following is a video that covers some of the more widely available paper and corn fiber mulch options -> Mulch Options Video
To locate these mulch options near you, try looking at the following locations:
This mulch is also available at most other landscape supply stores. If you're having trouble locating mulch, please reach out to us, we can help!
We always recommend a high quality seed from a seed supplier, not from a big box store. Good seed in the Midwest will contain Rye, Kentucky Blue Grass, and Fescue varieties or any combination of these. We always recommend adding annual rye to your seed mix for spring or summer seeding, as this will germinate quickly and provide quick cover and additional erosion control. If you're not sure what is best for your climate, seek out a local expert at a local nursery, landscape supply store, or seed supplier.
For fertilizer, our recommendation is going to be our own TKO: Total Knockout. TKO is a premium fertilizer, micronutrient, organic acid, and biostimulant blend. It can be purchased on our website and be shipped directly to you by clicking HERE.
There are other fertilizer options that you may be able to find locally. It is important to get a high potency, water soluble fertilizer that is make for hydroseeding.
We do not recommend granular fertilizer as it will not mix evenly and in turn, not apply evenly.
Our recommendation for tackifier is going to be our own TKO: Tack which will come with a jug of TKO: Total Knockout if ordered from our website. The tackifier you use should be a high quality, high potency, water soluble powder or liquid.
With water being the main ingredient when you hydroseed, it will be important to have access to it. If you don't have a good water supply at your personal location, some other options include:
- Local municipal fill stations.
- Buying a water storage tank that can be kept full with a water hose.
- Utilizing the pond suction feature on our hydroseeders to pull from a body of water.
- Each hydroseed unit come standard with a camlock garden hose connection point.
There are other items available that can be added to the hydroseed mix to help prevent weeds before they grow.
-Mesotrione MESO 4SC (also known as Tenacity)