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Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

The Benefits Of Hydroseeding For Erosion Prevention

by Eugene Jones

If you are looking for ways to prevent erosion and dust control in your lawn or other green spaces, consider hydroseeding over traditional sod. There are a variety of benefits of hydroseeding, especially because it is the most effective way of restoring a lawn to a thing of beauty.

Seed Mixtures Made For Your Soil Composition

Unlike sodding, which is grown grass added directly to the earth of your yard, hydroseeding allows the landscaping company to customize the seeding that will work most effectively with your soil type. Before the process begins, the landscaper will take a sample of your soil to analyze it in order to determine what type of seed will work best. This provides more erosion control over sod, particularly since the grass and soil was not designed specifically for your soil type. This prevents the one-size-fits-all concept that is afforded by sodding.

Durable and Versatile

Hydroseeding is very durable and can be very effective on most any type of terrain. You can hydroseed on mountains or slopes, which cannot be done as effectively with sod. This is particularly important for erosion, which is often an issue on hilly terrain. Sod does not have the ability to root quickly enough to prevent the grass from simply slipping away when water runs down a mountainside. It is also much easier to hydroseed these areas as the machinery is easy to transport, unlike large trucks of sod that are used to transport this type of ground covering.

Economical Erosion Prevention

Unlike sodding, hydroseeding is a much more economical option, particularly with erosion prevention. Remedying erosion can be very expensive in addition to being very time-consuming. Hydroseeding can be very preventative of erosion. The process will pay for itself many times over sodding because you will not have to re-sod as erosion occurs on your property. Hydroseeding can also help you remain in compliance with certain regulations that require you to put erosion control measures into place.

No matter what site you are tasked with planting, hydroseeding is an ideal option. Erosion can be a very difficult issue to control, especially in larger areas of earth. From commercial sites like golf courses, sports fields, or new developments to private home lawns, hydroseeding provides many benefits over sodding and other grass placement methods. If you are considering hydroseeding, obtain some referrals to landscaping companies in your area that have experience in hydroseeding. Contact a company like Bark Blowers & Hydroseeding Inc for more information.