What is the Green Stuff Construction Workers Spray on Newly Developed Areas?

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What Is That Green Stuff?

Through several phases of new construction, it becomes necessary for the development crews to apply what is known as “Green Tac” or “ Hydroseed” to the mounds and hills that they create.

During construction, all the soil movement necessary in creating level roadways and housing plots can cause major soil compaction, making it difficult for plants to re-inhabit these areas once the construction is completed. As the organic material (plant life and topsoil) is removed in the preparation process of a site, run-off also becomes a huge problem. If rainwater run-off is not held in check the construction project is in jeopardy of failure as the ground settles, and relocates in rain and snow storms. To control rainwater run-off, and as a step toward re-building the organic material back into the ground, hydroseed is applied to a site during several phases of a construction project. The seed mixture not only holds new seed to the construction embankments, but it also fertilizes the seed to ensure quick germination and root growth, to protect the engineered angles on the site. Hydroseed mixtures provide the nutrients and minerals necessary for grass seed to create a quick groundcover for these difficult areas. It is a well designed product for filling in these areas quickly and preventing tougher invasive plants from monopolizing these difficult areas.

What Is Hydroseed Made Of?

Hydroseed is comprised of a biodegradable glue, grass seed, newspaper pulp, lime and fertilizer. It is mixed with water at the time of application, and given an environmentally safe greenish color to show where the application has already been applied.

Photo Courtesy of:  Dan “Soggydan” Bennett

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  1. maureen o'donnell says:

    where can I get some I’ve got a steep hill that seed runs off. I need some “glue”

  2. Craig says:

    Newspaper pulp and glue? Sounds like it’s just a spray-on paper mâché that mixed with grass seed.
    Apparently it is creating a sort of shell on the topsoil to keep it in place so that the plants can grow and prevent erosion.

  3. Where can I get the road construction spray green grass they use on roads?

  4. Brenda Ford says:

    Live on Hill Country just NW of New Braunfels, TX, so have weather extremes. 9.334 acres just where hill country breaks with I-35 Corridor below about 3 miles.though doing some terracing on top, Spring/Winter often brings heavy rains (2-7 inches over 1-10 hours or less). 3-6 inches soil on top, but black and red clay, limestone, flint rock, Calichi, …incredible mix. Lots of live oak, but also open prairie grasses, wild flowers. How to prepare soil, get spray on fertilized seed, where to get it to help re grow from long drought (3 yrs,) followed by 19 inches rain on 26 hours, which washed away dead grass and soil? Expected cost for square yards, etc. many thanks. I have butterfly gardens as well as deer, birds, squirrels, nervous other wildlife, 3 outdoor cats.

  5. Jim cleary says:

    How much does it cost for a 100 by 15 foot long

  6. sandra fruechting says:

    Do not use highly toxic to animals&humans !

  7. cathy says:

    Does this keep Mustard from growing?

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