Summary of seeding methods and related information for temporary stabilization
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Method Site Applications Site Preparation Equipment Mulch Type
Drop seeding Prepared seed beds Loosen topsoil to a depth of at least 3 inches; leave rough Drop seeder, followed by cultipacker Punched-in straw; erosion blanket
Broadcast seeding Prepared seed beds Loosen topsoil to a depth of at least 3 inches; leave rough Mechanical cyclone attachment or hand seeder Punched-in straw; erosion blanket
Hydroseeding Steep slopes and other inaccessible areas; wetland and pond edges Loosen topsoil to a depth of at least 3 inches; leave rough; avoid hot and dry conditions Hydroseeder with fan-type nozzle; 500 gallons of water per acre Bonded fiber matrix; cellulose hydromulch; punched-in straw
Inter-seeding Poorly / sparsely vegetated areas; areas of poor past seeding/germination Mow existing vegetation; kill broadleaf weeds Inter-seeding drill with trash ripper, followed by cultipacker Not required, but recommended for steeper slopes

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