Hydroseeding Articles

  • What is Hydroseeding?

    Hydroseeding is a method that can be used for planting grass for purposes of erosion control, or to grow new lawns entirely; it has been around since the 1950s. It is also an efficient, inexpensive alternative to laying sod in an area where grass or a lawn is desired. Hydroseeding can also be referred to as hydraulic mulch seeding, hydromulching, or hydroseeding. How does it work? ...


    By TurfMaker Corporation

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Case study - The Nest Stage II, Scottish Boarders

    The final phase of the major improvement works to the A72 near Clovenfords required the establishment of wildflowers to the inaccessible steep slopes above the A72. Hydroseeding with a special wildflora seed mix containing native species of flowers and grasses was used, blending seamlessly into the ecologically sensitive countryside that already exists. This final stage extends the improved ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • Case study - South Pool Creek, Devon

    Part of the works to repair an essentials road recently damaged by a landslide required hydroseeding to it's slopes and to help retain the soil an erosion control blanket was fitted by the client prior to seeding. Additional tackifier was added to the mix to help bind the sprayed on material to the steep slopes until germination and the establishment of the new grasses. Project Size: ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • Case study - Former Steel Works, Ebbw Vale

    Chosen as home for the 2010 National Eisteddfod of Wales, over 200,000m2 of hydroseeding on to sloped and flat areas was successfully completed using a broad range of project specific seed mixes that included both wildflower and grass mixtures. Due to the nature of the site, it was too impractical to conventionally seed the former industrial landmark, making hydroseeding the only solution. ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • Case study - Back Sand Point

    As part of the £3.5 million hazardous landfill restoration project at involving 250,000 tonnes of restoration material we were contracted by local firm KLR to hydroseed over 100,000m2 in two stages using an Emorsgate wildflower seed mixture. In addition to the hydroseeding works, we also planted over 6,000 bare root trees and shrubs across the site, helping transform the once blighted land ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • West bouldin creek Watershed protection program city of Austin - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Kinetic evaluation and process performance of an upflow anaerobic filter reactor degrading terephthalic acid

    The anaerobic degradation of terephthalic acid (TA) as the sole organic carbon source was studied in an upflow anaerobic filter (UAF) reactor. The reactor was seeded with biomass obtained from a full-scale upflow anaerobic sludge bed (UASB) reactor and was used to treat wastewater from a petrochemical facility producing dimethyl terephthalate. The UAF reactor was operated for 252 d with a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of hydraulic retention time and seed material on phosphorus recovery and crystal size from urine in an air-agitated reactor

    Phosphorus (P) recovery from urine is affected by various parameters. This study evaluates the effects of hydraulic retention time (HRT) and seed material on P recovery and crystal size in an air-agitated reactor. Results show that ortho-phosphate removal and struvite recovery efficiencies were 96.3% and 89.5%, and 97.1% and 93.0%, after five runs of HRTs of 1 and 2 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FINN in the City

    FINN HydroSeeders® are contractors’ go-to solutions for quick and efficient seeding and erosion control. Ranging in tank size from 335 gallons to nearly 4,000 gallons, there is a model to fit any business. At 600-gallon capacity, the T60 HydroSeeder® is one of FINN’s smaller units, making it easy to maneuver and operate in highly congested areas, without sacrificing ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Steep Slope Erosion Control (Punta Raton, Panama) case study

    Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle. Technical ...

  • Erosion control and slope stability project case study

    The steep un-vegetated slope at this lakeshore residence was eroding into the lake with every rain event. Record high lake levels combined with wave action eroded the base of the hillside causing severe hillside instability. During heavy rainfall events more and more of the hillside slipped into the stairwell and lake. The residence owner was concerned with preserving the slope, overlook ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Case study - steep slope erosion control (Punta Raton, Panama)

    Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle, Technical ...


  • Optimum organic loading rate for semi-continuous operation of an anaerobic process for biogas production from Jatropha curcas seed cake

    This paper reports on biogas production by anaerobic digestion of Jatropha curcas seed cake in semi continuous flow at 30°C, focusing on increasing the organic loading rate (OLR) of seed cake by investigating levels of 1.25, 1.67, 2.5, 3.33 and 5 kg Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)/m³ day. Reactors were fed at flow rates of 125, 167, 250, 333 and 500 ml/day, yielding Hydraulic Retention Times (HRTs) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2000 IFAI award west Bouldin Creek, Austin, Texas - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Crestwood swale, Los Angeles, CA - Case Study

    PROJECT SCOPE: The Presto Geoweb® channel protection system was utilized for a streambed stabilization / revegetation project for the City of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Dept. The Geoweb protection system was designed to protect the infill on 4h:1v slopes from occasional heavy flows and subsequent scouring. In the layered configuration, the Geoweb system can withstand ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Establishment and growth of two willow species in a Riparian zone impacted by mine tailings

    Received for publication April 2, 2008. A field study was initiated to determine survival, growth characteristics, and metal uptake of two montane riparian willow species, Geyer (Salix geyeriana Andersson) and mountain (S. monticola Bebb) willow, grown in amended fluvial mine tailing deposits. Revegetation was done with staked and previously rooted cuttings to determine if planting method had an ...

  • Evaluation of sgbr and uasb reactors to treat pulp and paper wastewater.

    Abstract The present study evaluated the performance of a static granular bed reactor (SGBR) and an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor at mesophilic conditions under various hydraulic retention times (HRTs) for the treatment of paper mill wastewater. Wastewater was provided by Grand Rapids Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) in Minnesota, USA. Anaerobic seed granules were ...

  • Add-on biz: hydroseeding

    You always know where hydroseeders have been: they leave hillsides, golf courses and residential lawns a strange green-gray color that turns into tough native plants and lush, green turf. 0Chris Haddock, owner of CBH Landscape Contractors in New Hampshire, added hydroseeding to his business in the early 1990s. The bulk of his company's work is residential, but he also does golf courses, shopping ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Ammonium fixation in selected California decomposed granites

    Abstract  Revegetation on disturbed, low organic matter content, decomposed granite (DG) substrates are limited by low plant-available moisture and nitrogen. Data from a single DG site in northern California, USA, showed that a significant fraction of the ammonium from fertilizers or organic matter mineralization was fixed into silicate interlayer positions. To evaluate the broader relevance of ...


    By Springer

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