Hydroseeding features application of a slurry and part of the slurry contains a mulch mixture. There is a handful of different mulch mixtures you can choose, and each has its advantages.
Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM) Mulch. This type of mulch is designed to resist coming apart in water. When the slurry is applied with a bonded fiber matrix, rain won’t seep through the slurry and into the ground below. The mulch holds water well and is also biodegradable into food for plants.
Wood Fiber Mulch. For lawns where erosion is a potential problem, a 100% wood fiber mulch is a high-quality option. A wood fiber mulch may feature a tackifier that helps the slurry stick to the soil during the important initial growth phase. If your lawn is on a slope, or you’re worried about erosion, wood fiber mulch is an option to consider.
Blended Mulch. When there are issues of heavy traffic and lawn use, a blended mulch is a strong option for hydroseeding. The mulch is a combination of wood and paper, and the blend varies depending on the company applying the hydro seeds. A high wood blend can help with erosion while the binding agents help it stick to the ground.
Paper Mulch. Application of paper much for hydroseeding is considered the least expensive option and is not often recommended for application to an area with no lawn. Some homeowners or business owners may choose paper mulch hydro seed for application over an existing lawn as a way to fill in gaps.