Walnut Grove Excavating has allowed the son of the owner, Brock Gemmell, to start Walnut Grove Hydroseeding focused specifically on hydroseeding. You can learn more about Brock below, along with all the information about hydroseeding. You can contact us to get a free quote here or call us directly at 616-295-3982.
About Walnut Grove Hydroseeding, LLC
Brock Gemmell owns and runs Walnut Grove Hydroseeding. When his dad, Travis Gemmell, created Walnut Grove Excavating, Brock worked with his dad on and off for 4 years before officially starting full time. His fathers determination and hard work inspired him to go after what he want in life, and after seeing his dad put so much effort into his company, he knew he wanted to start one as well.
He has been constantly building connections and ideas for how and what he wanted to do. His father showed him hydroseeding in Lowell, MI and he knew that’s what he wanted to do. He was so intrigued of it that he went out and bought a T-75 Hydroseeder. After many jobs last year, he realized there is nothing that compares to the satisfaction of the look of freshly sprayed yard. He has done hours of research, learning as much as he could, and how to do the best work possible. He is excited for this new year of hard work and meeting new people in this field.
What is hydroseeding and what is it for?
The Hydroseeding process involves mixing grass seed with natural wood fibers, fertilizer, binding agents, and water to create a slurry, and then that Slurry is sprayed onto the ground under pressure through a hose. As the slurry dries, the binding agents and the wood fibers adhere to the underlying soil and hold the seeds in place, and the fibers and fertilizers act as a growing medium that encourages germination of the seeds and development of seedlings.
This process is for quickly establishing gorgeous lawns without the cost and inefficiency of sod or other methods of seeding. Hydroseeding is an effective option for establishing turf in large areas and on steep slopes where traditional seeding methods are difficult.
How long does it take to work?
In Ideal conditions, hydroseeded grass seeds often germinate within one week, and turf can be well established within three to four weeks, which may be faster than turf seeded with a traditional broadcast method. Hydroseeding is faster and more practical than sod. Your lawn should reach 3 in. within a month if properly maintained.
How much does hydroseeding cost?
At Walnut Grove Hydroseeding LLC, we do our best to have the fairest prices and highest quality work. For pricing call 616-295-3982.
How much should I water my hydroseeded lawn?
A newly hydromulched lawn near the Lowell, MI area must never dry out, allowing the freshly applied hydromulch 6-8 hours of drying time before the first watering. Watering should be done a minimum of two times a day (early morning and mid-afternoon.) Watering should be completed by 3:00 P.M. to avoid lawn diseases. Watering can be decreased to once a day 8 weeks post seeding. A good rule of thumb when watering is to stop when water begins to puddle. Deep watering allows and encourages roots to go deeper.
Can I walk on my hydroseeded Lawn?
Only as much as is absolutely necessary. Heavy traffic on a newly seeded lawn can permanently damage the new grass. Walking on a freshly hydroseeded lawn can leave depressions in the lawn and in some cases cause bare spots to form.
Do I need a soil test before?
Soil test are optional and are for customers who want the best and most specific seed for your lawns, fields, Etc. If you would like one then let our receptionist know and she will give you the info you need.
What’s the best time of year to hydroseed?
The spring and fall months are the most conducive to growing any type of vegetation, however we hydroseed all summer long with great results.
How do I take care of my newly Hydroseeded Lawn?
When we come to hydroseed we will leave a pamphlet with all the necessary information you might need. If you have any questions, you can contact us here or call us at 616-295-3982.
Will the hydroseed stain my siding, concrete, or landscape?
The green dye that may have splashed onto your foundation or walkways will usually fade away within a few days and can be hosed off with a garden hose. Although at Walnut Grove Hydroseeding LLC, we do our best to keep these things cleaned off for your convenience.