Mistaya Land and
Water offers two types of hydroseeding services,
Other Seeding Options - We also offer other lower cost grass seeding programs such as mechanical and drill seeding which are appropriate for larger properties like acreages, commercial/industrial sites, land reclamation and horse pastures. In general areas over 1 to 2 acres should at least consider these methods as an alternative. We have very good results with both mechanical and no till drill seeding systems.
No till drill seeding can directly plant new grass seed into existing turf without disturbance.
Mistaya Land also offers high quality sod installation with either standard sod or eco-grass low maintenance sod.
We do not offer spin or surface seeding programs as they do not work well in Alberta soils
Call or email and book your space as soon as possible .
1-877-894-9378 or Direct (403) 638-8090
Hydroseed your new lawn ? - Further down this
page there is a lot of information on the benefits of
hydroseeding and details about how and why it works.
Their is a lot of good info about hydroseeding vs sod
A hydro seeded lawn should show
the first new sprouts of grass good in as little as 6 to
12 days depending on the type of grass being used. Lower
maintenance, hardier fescues are slower germinating and
We can get faster growing and
thicker results using enhanced hydroseeding techniques
This process can produce a hardier
lawn than sod as the roots tend to grow deeper and adapt
For acreage's we have many choices
, you can have thick turf around the house
For industrial, Commercial,
Government or land reclamations applications
The ground does not have to be
as finely finished for us to apply a good cover for
acreages and large lots.
Hydroseeding is a quick, proven and affordable way to establish a thick, luxurious new lawn that is superior to any other method including sod. Hydro seeding is a process whereby seed, water, fertilizer, fiber mulch, and other additives are mixed together and applied by using a state-of-the-art hydroseeding machine to form a uniform application over the soil. Because the mulch fibers can retain up to ten times their weight in water, seeds are kept moist for fast germination. The mulch fiber helps prevent wind and water erosion, protects young seeds from the sun and helps maintain soil temperature. It is an almost perfect environment for maximum germination. As the plants mature, the mulch fiber will gradually decompose and add nourishment to the soil. In our area, depending on weather conditions and watering, germination begins in 7-14 days and you'll be mowing your new grass in about four weeks.
If you're not familiar with Hydro seeding, you're not alone! It's been one of landscaping's best kept secrets since it was invented in 1953. It's the most widely used method of planting commercial projects like parks, schools, golf courses and along the sides of highways and interstates. You've probably seen that green color "painted" on the ground and wondered what it was. Remember a few weeks later? That area is covered with grass!
Hydroseeding creates an ideal micro-environment for germinating seed. After the short time it takes to establish, a hydroseeded lawn is deeper-rooted and healthier than a sodded lawn. Until recently, if you wanted a nice lawn fast, you had to pay the high price to install sod. But that's all changing. You can have a lush, dark green, easy-to-maintain lawn in as little as 30-45 days... at a fraction of the price of sod.
There's nothing mysterious or experimental about it. It's not "too good to be true". If you water, fertilize and mow according to our instructions, it'll become a beautiful, lush, green lawn in about a month and a half. You CAN have a beautiful lawn at a fraction of the cost of sod... and without a sore back!
|SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF HYDRO
We are very fussy with our materials, we use only the
best and proven materials in our process .We learned long
ago that using cut rate seed and mulch result in very
unhappy clients. Our seed is top grade, certified live
seed and 95% weed free. We use top choice golf course type
graded seeds for most lawns or specialty seed required for
low water requirements. All of our turf blends produce
lush lawns, we do not recommend coarse grass blends.
We do not use low cost chemical fertilizers in our
application. cheap chemical fertilizer are known to
adversely affect our heavy clay soils and result in poor
seed growth. We use a top grade organic base blend with
slow release nitrogen and couple it with a soil treatment
to reduce salt and alkali problems associated with clay
Wood fiber mulch is standard in regular hydroseeding,
however as discussed earlier in this page wood mulch is
not as effective in Alberta clay soils. The purpose of the
wood fiber is to hold water, to insulate and to protect
the seed. However in windy dry Alberta, wood fiber acts as
a wick which them literally sucks the moisture out of the
soil and alone with it leaches up salt and alkali from the
soil where it can adversely affect the grass seed. Mistaya
Land uses a special blend
Laid sod costs from 70 cents to $1.00 per square foot,
depending what part of the province you are in. Remember
though, the Grass used in sod in not always appropriate
for our dry Alberta climate as it generally exclusively
Blue grass which requires a lot of water. If we are
installing sod for you, we recommend our eco-grass low mow
However price is not always based on square footage alone, each job is evaluated to provide the best value and is dependent on many factors such as availability of water, distance traveled etc. Some jobs involve larger square footage (like an acre or more) and we can sometimes adjust the price on those at a lower cost per square foot to keep them affordable.
Other factors affecting cost:
We do have some soil treatments for clay based soils that
work well. However if you don't good soil or enough soil,
you should factor that cost in as well for a new lawn.
Enhanced hydroseeding was developed to include these
treatments and allow homeowners to proceed with a new lawn
installation without bringing in more top soil.
Soil preparation is also something you need to consider. We cannot produce a beautiful park like or golf course type turf lawn for you if the soil is not level, roughly graded, full of clay or simply back bladed by a skid steer. If there are lumps and roots and plant matter all over it will affect the final outcome and over look of your new lawn.
Weeds : Weeds will always be an issue. Where ever you have open soil, there will be weed seeds in it. even new soil bought from garden centers is fully contaminated with weeds unless it has been sterilized. Packaged soils are usually sterilized , however the popular "big bags" of soil are not. They will contain weed seeds.
The Hydroseeding process does not introduce weeds into the soil, our seed is certified 95% weed free and we cannot guarantee in any way shape or form that weeds will not grow along with the grass, in fact I can assure you that weeds will grow in the soil, that is a given. This also applies to sod lawns. the weeds in the soil beneath the sod will produce weeds if not treated first. It is naive to think sod will choke out all the weeds in the soil it is laid on, weeds like thistles and dandelions if they exist in the soil will still come through the sod within a matter of weeks.
However weeds can easily be controlled after the grass
has reached the 3 leaf stage (about 3 weeks). Spraying
We can help you with those concerns as well. please contact us for more information.
Why we cost a bit more :
We use drastically higher seed volumes and we always add required soil treatments, enzymes and other additives that insure good success...low cost hydroseeding quotes means that somebody is cutting corners by using low seed rates, cheap seed, cheap granular fertilizer and often no additional additives/nutrients is a bare minimum and often used by low cost operations so they can say they use additives..however you will get what you pay for .
Alberta soils are mostly very poor and high in clay, no soil treatments for clay will give thin and spotty results..don't be fooled, if the price quoted is half or much lower than what the other companies are offering...it's likely too good to be true
For Estimation purposes only...
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet
Average cost of a small city lot is $700.00
Average cost of a large city lot is $1400.00
Toll Free 1-877-894-9378 - Direct Dial 1-403-638-8090
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