Agriculture – The Straw Mulchers is the ideal machine for a multitude of agricultural jobs, from laying straw bedding for horses to strawberry patches.
Curb & Roadsides – Cities and municipalities are continuing to see the need for blown straw as an effective method to apply seed for grass establishment and soil protection in small areas such as curbsides and roadside projects.
Dust Control – Hydroseeders are an excellent method to control dust on job sites, not just as water applicators, but also spreaders of dust control and erosion control polymers.
Equipment Rental – Hydroseeding is growing in popularity throughout the country as well as the world. Many equipment rental stores are capitalizing on this by including a hydroseeder such as the Aqua Mulcher to their equipment fleet to fill the needs of contractors and construction crews. Straw blowers such as the Tailgate Mulcher have proven to be popular items for a rental store’s equipment fleet. Erosion control and soil stabilization follow excavation and as these environmental demands grow, contractors and in turn, equipment rental stores will benefit with access to equipment like the Tailgate Mulcher and Aqua Mulcher.
Erosion Control – Environmental issues affect everyone, and erosion control is a necessary concern for any and all construction or dirt moving projects. With growing demands for water quality as well as new water supplies, hydroseeding as well as straw mulch become very popular erosion-preventative measures. Both hydroseeding and blown straw applications help control soil erosion and act as natural filters to prevent debris and other pollutants from accumulating in the water supply.
Fertilizing & Watering – The Aqua Mulcher also works very well as a seed and fertilizer broadcast spreader. Use your Aqua Mulcher to apply water, seed, and fertilizer with or without hydromulch products. Landscapers will have additional uses for their hydroseeder as a watering device for tree farms, landscape projects and so forth.
Highway Projects – Since the development of the national highway system in the 1950’s, hydroseeding and blown straw applications have proven to be highly effective in new grass establishment as well as erosion control. This particular area helped spawn the hydroseeding and straw blowing industries.
Home Development – Hydroseeding and blown straw applications are perfect for new lawn installations for home developments as well as a great ground cover for unfinished sites to control sediment erosion. They also provide a low-cost alternative to sod.
Hydro-Sprigging – Hydro-sprigging is the process of applying grass sprigs to your hydroseeding mixture. Adding springs to your hydroseeding mixture is a very efficient and effective method of grass establishment. The mulch slurry acts as a bond for the sprigs and promotes strong soil contact and germination.
Landfills – Cities, counties and other government offices are quickly learning the benefits of hydroseeding and Alternative Daily Cover in day to day landfill operations. ADC is easily applied with the Aqua Mulcher and helps to reduce costs associated with additional dirt moving as well as labor costs.
Mine Reclamation – Along with the development of the national highway system, mine reclamation projects have helped build and grow the hydroseeding and blown straw industries. As energy costs continue to increase, new as well as old sources of energy will continue to be researched and utilized. Blown straw applications as well as hydroseeding have proven highly effective as erosion control and ground cover for mining operations. Many towns have also experimented with broadcasting and re-establishing wildflower seed blends to bring back reclaimed areas to a more natural, native state.
New Lawn Installation – Hydroseeding and blown straw are popular and cost-effective alternatives to applying sod for new lawn installations. Both hydro-mulch as well as straw have high moisture retention rates and help promote seed germination in all climates, whether hot and dry or cool and wet.