Category Archives: Lawn Care

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What is Hydroseeding & Its Benefits?

Category : Lawn Care

When it comes to landscaping and yard care, having green, lush lawn is generally desirable. However, a lawn can become damaged resulting from things like foot traffic, injury to the grass and pet urine. A damaged lawn can lead to empty spots in your yard where the grass has died. It is possible to fill the grass in with the right landscape method. Hydroseeding is an application that could get rid of the patches, block the growth of weeds, prevent erosion, eliminate dust pollution, and restore the health of your lawn.

What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding also referred to as hydro-mulching, is a process that involves the spraying of a mixture special mixture, typically consisting of water, lime, fiber mulch, and tackifier, on a specific section of land to remedy grass erosion and stimulate grass growth. Compared to the traditional grass planting processes like tilling and seeding, hydroseeding is more effective and economical. Having a healthy lawn can complement an environment with hardscaping elements.

Benefits of Hydroseeding

A part of softscaping is lawn care and hydroseeding provides a way to beautify your yard, but also offer several other benefits.

Cost Effective: Hydroseeding is highly economical for the desired results, minus material costs, time consumption, or the lawn installation demands of other methods like sodding or hand seeding. Hydroseeding can cost roughly half the price of sod and can be done in a significantly shorter time than hand seeding, reducing labor cost.

High Quality: Hydroseeding produces a long-lasting and high-quality lawn that is more lush and healthier than other applications. The grass root is established deeper into the soil and will retain moisture better, and if transplanted, it is less likely to suffer a shock.

Speedier Lawn Growth: While hydroseeding is not an “instant lawn” solution, an adequately hydroseeded and watered lawn can typically begin growing in about a week. The germination rate is quick, which speeds up the results. With favorable/normal conditions to foster turf development, the grass would have grown fully and be mowed in a couple of weeks as easily as three weeks.

Water Retention: Hydroseeding has the capacity to hold as much as ten times its weight in water. This amounts to high plant survival and seed protection, thanks to the fiber mulch and tackifiers that help to seal in moisture and anchor the mixture to the soil. This sealed in moisture allows for the root system to constantly replenish itself, creating a drought-tolerant lawn.

With the right lawn service, you can use hydroseeding to restore your lawn and have your yard looking beautiful. If you are interested in our lawn care services, contact Dudley’s Tree and Landscape today!


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What Is Hardscape Landscape Construction?

Category : Hardscape , Lawn Care

Aside from regular landscaping services, Dudley’s Tree and Landscape specializes in hardscape construction for residents in and around Methuen, MA and Salem, NH. When it comes to different times of landscaping services, hardscaping is something that most people know little about. This is mostly due to the fact that the term hardscape is not as commonly passed around but a simple understanding can go a long way in enhancing your property with beautiful additions.

What Does Hardscape Mean?

Hardscaping is landscaping design that consists of non-living elements and materials. The materials commonly used in hardscape include stone, concrete, metal, wood, sand, and brick. Hardscaping is an important step in overall landscaping as some landscaping designs wouldn’t be possible without the help of hardscaping. Examples of this would be preventing erosion and water runoff through the construction of barriers, retaining walls, elevated areas, and improved irrigation. Hardscape is a great way to show organization to the natural areas and features that you add to your property.

What Are Some Hardscape Projects?

Hardscape projects can include almost any type of decorative or practical structure in a landscape. What makes hardscape so great is that it can be used not only outdoors but indoor. Some items you may not know are considered hardscaping is finding the right pots or planters for your plants and pebbles and sand for indoor gardens. For outdoor use, the following property enhancements are considered hardscape projects:

  •  Stone Retaining Walls
  • Concrete Patios
  • Brick Patios
  • Flagstone Patios
  • Tile Patios
  • Stone Walkways
  • Stone Landscape Steps
  • Metal Fences
  • Wooden Fences
  • Wooden Decks
  • Wooden Gazebos
  • Pergolas

If you are interested in hardscaping or general landscaping and lawn care services, contact Dudley’s Tree and Landscape!


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