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Hydroseeding is one of Alabama’s most common and effective solutions for erosion control and lawn growth. The method of hydroseeding involves spraying a slurry of seeds, fertilizer, water and mulch over the designated area, which then sprouts into a strong, thick, healthy plot of grass. Springtime in Alabama is one of the very best times of the year for hydroseeding, so the time is now to prepare for any upcoming hydroseeding projects you may have! Let’s take a look at why the spring season in Alabama is the perfect time to get started on any hydroseeding project.


Why Hydroseed in the Spring?

Hydroseeding in the spring is one of the most effective strategies to grow a healthy lawn for a multitude of reasons. Ultimately, it comes down to the advantageous weather conditions of the spring season in Alabama. While the temperature is rising from the winter, it still hasn’t yet reached the peak heat levels of the Alabama summer. The blistering heat of the summer can sometimes make it more difficult for hydroseeding to be effective, particularly without the proper soil preparation and upkeep. 

Thankfully, the warm in-between weather of spring is ideal for hydroseeding. Especially in the early stages of hydroseeding, temperatures in the mid-sixties to mid-seventies are optimal. By hydroseeding in the early springtime of Alabama, you will be able to leverage the advantageous weather to help accelerate the seed germination and grass growth process. Also, the low freeze risk of an Alabama spring protects you from the possibility of a hard freeze harming your young grass.


How Spring Weather Affects Hydroseeding

There are a few ideal weather conditions for hydroseeding that can really help the entire hydroseeding process be as effective as possible for erosion control and lawn growth. First, a warm temperature that fosters soil fertility without being too hot that it harms the grass seeds is optimal. Soil temperature has a direct effect on seed growth, and according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the ideal soil temperature range for nitrification, plant growth, and planting is 65 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Alabama’s spring weather typically fits right into this range, so it is very effective at meeting this need. 

Second, just like any plant, hydroseeded seeds need water. For many regions of Alabama, March is the month with the highest average precipitation. This increased seasonal rainfall helps hydroseeded grass seeds grow at an accelerated rate, all without needing as much maintenance and upkeep. It is important to note that rainfall levels can change rapidly, so be sure to monitor precipitation for any hydroseeding project, and remember to have a supplemental watering routine in case of drought or lower rain levels. 


Spring Hydroseeding With Burns Environmental

The all-encompassing hydroseeding services offered from Burns Environmental can help turn any struggling yard into a flourishing green lawn, or serve as an amazingly effective erosion control solution for job sites. Whether you are a homeowner or a construction site manager, the power of residential and commercial hydroseeding can help you conquer any environmental challenge you face at home or on the job site this spring.

Take advantage of the perfect hydroseeding conditions provided by Alabama’s springtime climate. Burns Environmental also offers a number of other environmental services in Alabama, including silt fence installation, environmental consulting, NPDES permitting, safety auditing, and more. 

Contact Burns Environmental to get a quote or arrange your next Alabama hydroseeding project today! 

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