Professional Hydroseeding Services in Olympia, WA
Are you looking to improve your lawn? Are you noticing issues with the soil? Do you need erosion control? Choose from our wide selection of quality products including Reclamare tactifiers, BFM products, and seed mixes to help solve the problem. Learn more about the products we offer and give us a call today to get started.
Performance is the key to product success and, in tactifiers, performance depends on the product's physical attachment properties as well as surface application made at approved rates. Natural hydrocolloids like Guar (J-3000) and Alpha Plantago have already proven their abilities for proper performance. Now there are some new materials being offered as dry powder tactifiers for hydromulching.
One of these, which is offered under different trade names, is Polyacrylamide (PAM). This chemical combination has shown success on farm lands, where it's used for soil erosion reduction between the planting rows.
PAM acts as a settling agent. It flocculates scattered clay and silt particles, forming loose aggregates on the surface. This action helps prevent particle detachment and transport down the furrow during periods of run off.
While use rates of 1 ½ to 2 pounds per acre are used in agricultural areas, such low rates have been shown not to provide any stability in hydroseeding applications. Tests at higher rates of 40–60 pounds per acre can provide binding of hydromulch when dry. However, PAM has the ability of rewetting, swelling, and becoming very slippery in the presence of moisture. Under rain or overhead watering, this property can destroy bonding between fiber particles quickly. The activity is fast and can result in complete wash-away on slopes.
Polyacrylamide is not recommended in hydromulching operations.
DC-30: Dust Control
A liquid copolymer formula for dust control
Many different problems are caused by dust blowing freely across land surfaces. Small, dry surface mineral dust and soil particles are easily moved by winds at speeds even less than 10 mph. Turbulence from passing cars and trucks can also create tiny airborne particle movement. Removal of vegetative cover where new construction is underway allows the surface soil bonding to deteriorate, resulting in dust contamination around nearby homes. And blinding dust clouds moving across highways have caused serious accidents. All this leads to the need for controlling dust, regardless of its source. DC-30 can help control wind initiated erosive, as well as other microclimatological factors.
DC-30 is a liquid copolymer for use in controlling fine, easily movable surface particles. It's a combination of proven polymers having the ability to provide a high degree of cohesion when applied. DC-30 is dilatable in water to various concentrations depending on the specific need for stabilization. When applied, it provides effective agglomeration of small PM-10 sized surface dust as well as larger particles of mine tailings. DC-30 makes an efficient and economical method for stabilizing light erodible surfaces.
Being a liquid, DC-30 may be applied by water truck, hydromulcher/seeder, liquid fertilizer spreader, or back pack sprayer. It's applied in different amounts and concentrations, depending on the project requirements. For nuisance dust, the surface is treated with lighter applications. In areas where traffic may be active, greater amounts and deeper penetration is recommended. Application is best made during periods when temperatures are above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher the temperature, the faster Suring takes place. DC-30 has effective surface life of 1 ½–2 years. Applied surface breakdown takes place over a period of time and by sunlight. DC-30 is ecological safe and provides lasting control when applied at recommended rates.
While DC-30 is primarily used for dust control, some areas may have active traffic. In such conditions, stabilization of the layers most likely to be disturbed below the surface is required. This is accomplished by roughing up the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. DC-30 is then applied over the disturbed soul, after which the soil is compacted and smoothed. A final heavy spray is applied over the surface and allowed to dry. DG-30, when applied in this manner, forms a three dimensional matrix. Depending on the type of traffic, which has many variables, a second heavy surface application may be needed. If not initially then later, depending on any possible surface cracking caused by heavy trucks.
Penetration of diluted DC-30 is desirable. Depending on the type of soil, sometimes this may be done instead of ripping and compacting before final application. Deeper penetration is best accomplished with higher dilution rates. Depending on dry surface particles resistance to moisture, a surfactant may also be added to increase penetration.
Where larger particles are present, such as sand, DC-30 should be used at a higher viscosity. Such action is to provide a broader surface bond between the coarser particles. This is accomplished by adding J-3000 to the diluted DC-30. Such a special combination will decrease penetration into the soil, so it is used as a final surface application.
DC-30, being a liquid copolymer, is best applied during temperatures above freezing. Since the dilution is made with water, proper curing is by evaporation of moisture. The higher the temperature, the faster copolymer bonding takes place.
Soil Sement: Dust & Erosion Control
Soil Sement provides excellent bonding, cohesion versatility, cost effectiveness, environmental compliance, and superior performance. Soil Sement effectiveness results from the length and the strength of the polymer molecule formations and their ability to bond with the surface materials, providing a superior overall performance and environmental compliance. A Soil Sement treated surface will provide optimum performance 365 days a year. It prevents runoff or windblown particles deposited into drains, ditches, and lakes. Erosion control is much more effective than sediment control. By stopping erosion BEFORE it becomes sediment, you also avoid costly clean-up after the fact.
Benefits of Soil Sement
- Nearly eliminates particulate matter
- Environmentally safe, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, and will not pollute groundwater
- Creates stabilized surface and resists shifting and breaking up
- Maximum protection against wind, rain, and ultraviolet light
- Prevents water from seeping into and destabilizing surface
- Meets air, water, groundwater, and storm water compliance
- Prevents washouts/water erosion
- Controls dust related disease and mites
- Soil Sement has potential to increase strength of silty sand materials dry or wet
- Soil Sement holds up to the vehicle traffic of a main route
Suggested Uses for Soil Sement
- Parking lots
- Building pads
- Any area open to wind erosion
- Slope stabilization
- Stockpiles stabilization
- Construction haul roads
- Other land areas
Guar J-3000 is applied using a water slurry which includes seed, mulch, and fertilizer. When added to water, the guar granules swell and become slippery. After application, the prepared slurry dries and binds together, helping to provide protection from surface winds or heavy weather variables.*
• Superior sticking
• Consistent quality
• Shoots further
Guar J-3000: A Tactifier Designed for Optimum Performance
A crosslinker agent is included at not less than 0.3% with the J-3000 Guar to help form resistance to degradation by solvents and moisture after surface application. J-3000 Guar C.L. blends in water with seed, fertilizer, mulch, and other ingredients to form a homogeneous mixture. When sprayed over the soil surface and on drying, microscopic chain-like fibrils are formed to assist in soil or mulch stabilization. J-3000 Guar C.L. contains no germination or growth inhibiting factors and is not harmful to fish or other wildlife.
As a tactifier, Alpha Plantago is an adherent. It aids in tacking together fibers and straw mulch and even surface soil. This action helps stabilize revegetation and erosion control materials during critical germination and young seedling growth. Being processed from seed husk, Alpha Plantago breaks down slowly in the microbiological process.
Plantago, oftentimes known by its common name, Psyllium, is a popular low-coat tacking material. The genus Plantago (Plantain group) contains about 200 species, some of which grow in many different parts of the world. Psyllium is the term applied to Plantago in pharmaceutical circles and is accepted wordage for Plantago tactifiers.
Psyllium is a polymer that swells and becomes sticky in the presence of water. Then when it's sprayed over the soil surface and as moisture is released from the activated particles they stick or bind to whatever they contact. After growth is in place, Plantago is slowly broken down by soil microorganisms.
The application of Alpha Plantago is by water slurry which is sprayed over the soil surface. This is best done with hydromulching equipment. The use rate of Alpha Plantago varies from 100 pounds per acre to 120 pounds per acre. The variance is dependent on steepness of slopes as well as natural stability of surface soils.
Alpha Plantago CL
Alpha Plantago CL is a soul and mulch tactifier for those hard to control, unusual, and potentially destructive erosion problems. It's for areas where extreme weather conditions may bring heavy pounding rains or in dryer areas where constant daily overhead watering is used to promote seeding growth. Alpha Plantago CL helps protect newly laid down seed, fertilizer, and mulch from unexpected outside powerful forces—forces that can easily move newly mulched areas right down and across slopes.
Alpha Plantago CL is a combination of highly performance polysaccharides with a selected insolubilizer. When slurried in water, the modified tactifier swells and on application cures on the surface, just like normal. But that's it! The tactifier becomes insoluble and thus more resistant to stress conditions during its active life.
Alpha Plantago is biodegradable and nontoxic to animal and plant life.
MARLOC provides proper technological means for environmental practices helping to reduce erosion problems. It's a cost effective means for dust control, soil stabilization, and vegetation.
MARLOC is used for stabilizing bared erodible banks, temporary roads, and alongside walkways and nature trails. The performance of MARLOC is impressive in its ability to hold down what would be airborne dust from vehicular traffic, strong winds, and from aircraft during takeoff and landings. MARLOC may be used in combination with dry powder tactifiers for special applications. Filters may also be added for increased viscosity when using the splat-droplet technique for straw or fiberglass roving.
MARLOC is formulated to perform effectively in conventional application equipment. Although this liquid material is generally applied with a hydraulic mulcher, other spray machines including water truck may be used. When incorporating mulch, seed, and fertilizer in the prepared slurry, a hydraulic mulcher must be used to prevent application nozzle plugging.
MARLOC curing is based on weather conditions of time, temperature, and humidity. On warm dry days, 4 to 6 hours is usually sufficient but in cooler temperature, the curing time may extend to 48 hours. It is important to keep the treated area dry and free of water from sprinklers and irrigation until cured. When temperatures are near freezing, the addition of Glycol should be made to the application slurry.
The mixing and spraying equipment should be cleaned after use. Hosing down the tank, pump, and nozzle a few times with water should be sufficient. Don't allow MARLOC to dry on equipment. During hydromulch application, personnel should stand upwind of spray and avoid overspray on nearby objects. When cured, MARLOC will not harm plant or animal life.
For best performance, apply MARLOC when soil is hydrophilic in nature, sufficient to allow the entry of emulsion polymer. Since dry soils may not readily accept water, they should be sprayed with water first. Or a surfactant may be added to aid the polymers' penetration into the soil. A minimum penetration of ¼ to ½ inches is recommended. Deeper penetration is advisable at some locations. When deep penetration is desired, a second or third coat maybe necessary. Or the soil may be tilled, sprayed, and rolled.
Erosion Control: DOT Mix
2. 40 % Perennial Ryegrass
3. 40% Creeping Red Fescue
4. 10% White Dutch Clover
5. 10% Colonial Bentgrass
All seed will meet all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with Federal and State standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Low Grow without Clover
2. 45% Perennial Ryegrass
3. 45% Creeping Red Fescue
4. 10% Colonial Bentgrass
All seed will meet all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C. 4554-1610) and complies with federal and state standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Low Grow with Clover
2. 40% Creeping Red Fescue
3. 10% Colonial Bentgrass
4. 10% White Dutch Clover
All seed meets requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C.1551-1610) and complies with all seed laws and noxious weed laws for the State of Washington.
Sun & Shade
2. 20% Kenicott Creeping Red Fescue
3. 10% Henry Hard Fescue
All seed will meet all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with Federal and State standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any questions, please contact us.
2. 33% Westlawn Rs Ii Perennial Ryegrass
3. 33% Wp200 Perennial Ryegrass
All this seed will meet all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with Federal and State standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Manhattan Lawn Mix
2. 20% Magic Chewings Fescue
3. 15% Performer Chewings Fescue
4. 15% Pennlawn Creeping Red Fescue
5. 10% Kentucky Bluegrass
All this seed meets requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with all seed lawns and noxious weed laws for the State of Washington.
2. 30% Cascade Chewings Fescue
3. 15% Boron Blue Grass
4. 10% Red Top Bentgrass
All seed meets requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with all seed laws and noxious weed laws for the State of Washington.
Low Grow Lawn
2. 20% Pennlawn Creeping Red Fescue
3. 10% Henry Hard Fescue
4. 10% Sheep Fescue
All seed will meet all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C 1551-1610) and complies with Federal and State standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
2. 25% Red Fescue
3. 25% Hard Fescue
4. 15% Sheep Fescue
All seed meets all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C.1551-1610) and complies with the State Seed Laws and Noxious Weed laws.
Western Wildflower Mix
2. 10% Wallflower
3. 3% Shasta Daisy
4. 2% Dwarf Godetia
5. 3% Pink Clarkia
6. 5% Chinese Houses
7. 3% Lance-LVD Coreopsis
8. 5% Rocket Larkspur
9. 12% California Poppy
10. 3% Corn Poppy
11. 5% Black Eyed Susan
12. 3% Glob Gilla
13. 12% Dames Rocket
14. 4% Scarlet Flax
15. 15% Blue Flax
16. 5% Five Spot
All seed will meet all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with Federal and State standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any concerns, please contact us.
NW Wildflower Mix
2. 10% Lanced LVD Coreopsis
3. 8% Baby's Breath
4. 10% Wall Flower
5. 2% Dwarf Evening Primrose
6. 5% Corn Poppy
7. 5% Dames Rocket
8. 5% Prairie Coneflower
9. 3% Mexican Hat
10. 3% Plains Coreopsis
11. 2% Blackeyed Susan
12. 2% Blanket Flower
13. 2% Purple Coneflower
14. 6% Perennial Lupine
15. 3% Baby Blue Eyes
16. 2% Catchfly
17. 2% Godetia
All seed meets all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C.1551-1610) and complies with the State Seed Laws and Noxious weed laws.
Low Grow Grass for Wildflower
1. 75% Sheep Fescue
2. 25% Hard Fescue
All seed meets all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7USC 1551-1610) and complies with the State Seed Laws and Noxious Weed laws.
King County Bioswale
2. 40% Gooden Tall Fescue
3. 30% Bukaneer Perennial Ryegrass
4. 13% Creeping Red Fescue
All seed meets requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C.1551-1610) and complies with Federal and State standards for purity, germination, and weed content. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Rural King County Bio Swale Mix
2. 40% Tall Fescue
3. 30% Perennial Rye
4. 15% Creeping Fescue
All seed meets all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with the State Seed Laws and Noxious Weed Laws.
Horse Pasture Mix
2. 30% Climax Timothy
3. 10% Bandit Perennial Ryegrass
4. 5% Fawn Tall Fescue
5. 15% Rio Annual Ryegrass
Endophyte Free. All seed meets all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7USC1551-1610) and complies with the State Seed Laws and Noxious Weed laws.
Cattle Pasture Mix
2. 15% Manchar Smooth Brome
3. 10% Paddock Meadow Brome
4. 15% Outlaw Timothy
5. 10% Bronc Orchardgrass
6. 10% Renegade Orchardgrass
7. 10% Sainfoin
8. 5% White Dutch Clover
All seed meets all requirements for the Federal Seed Act (7U.S.C. 1551-1610) and complies with the State Seed Laws and Noxious Weed laws.
Research studies have shown us all how these specialized fungi can improve fertilizer utilization, rooting depth and speed of establishment, disease, and drought resistance of grasses.
Mycorrhizal fungi allow us to improve the condition of turf and soil.
The Mycorrhizal also binds soil particles together and improves soil porosity and the movement of air and water within the soil. Mycorrhizal can enhance the ability of grasses to avoid water stress. Mycorrhizal inoculated turf also recovers more quickly from wilting the non-Mycorrhizal turf. Mycorrhizal maintains significantly higher production and can lead to increased drought resistance, which is also great for sandy, peat, and dry soils.
Mycorrhizal helps to reduce costs of water, fertilizers, and pesticides. It increases the lawn's ability to uptake these vital components and protect itself naturally from diseases. Improving the soil and its beneficial organisms can reduce many problems common in lawns. Mycorrhizal is very cost effective.
As an end result, you will have a much healthier lawn much more quickly for just a little more money, allowing you to enjoy your new yard sooner.