Defending the integrity and stability of endangered plant life. Hydromulch’s Search and Rescue services involve the identification, salvage and relocation of all protected and endangered plant species. Read More
Hydromulch has vast experience in the rescuing of ecologically sensitive native revegetation prior to “clearing and grubbing”. On site nurseries are established, with which to maintain the rescued vegetation, which is returned to its original location on completion of works. With a particular focus on the conservation and rehabilitation of vulnerable plant species, our team is dedicated to restoring the affected environment as close as possible to its native vegetative state.
HYDROSEEDING: \hi-dro-seeding\ (verb) The process of combining seed, mulch, fertilizer, and healthy soil ameliorantsRead More
Our Hydroseeding method is ideal for a variety of seeding requirements, including lawn seeding, erosion control, slope stabilisation, green-scaping, civil projects and even large-scale reclamation of mines, landfills and degraded landscapes. Our HydroSeeder™ units can be used to deliver homogeneous mulch slurries capable of reaching an area of up to 70 metres. This guarantees our clients cost-cutting productivity and environmentally friendly results.
Everyone’s objective is to cover bare soil with grass. Check out the benefits of hydroseeding over traditional hand seeding or sod applications. We set ourselves apart with the supply of efficient and cost-effective mulching, hydroseeding, erosion control, land reclamation, land fill rehabilitation and mechanical agitation technologies.
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Hydromulch believes that it only makes ecological sense to provide environmental conservation and development solutions that adhere to environmentally responsible processes and protocols. Read More
Choose natural, organic, thermo-active solutions that produce favourable conditions for your seeds to germinate. Choose Posi-Seed, the truly environmentally – conscious alternative. Simply prepare your Posi-Seed mulch mixture, plant it into the soil (for example, by means of hydraulic seeding), and watch as your vegetation develops, stabilising the soil structure as it grows. Choose ecoethical solutions with which to combat the effects of soil erosion, and ensure the promotion of optimal
growth and nutrient uptake for your vegetation.
Hydromulch believes in the cause of soil preservation, environmental conservation and the promotion of healthy, lush and thriving vegetation. In order to achieve this goal successfully, it needs to be facilitated in an ecologically sensitive manner. Posi-Seed provides environmental solutions for soil conservation.
Posi-Seed is Hydromulch’s environmentally-friendly mineral mortar coating solution, which is applied to the soil surface area by means of spraying or hydraulic seeding. When mixed with wood fibre much that has been thermally refined with finely ground volcanic rock, it forms a slurry blend that creates the ideal micro-climate for germination of seeds blended into the slurry mixture. Posi-Seed is a world first in environmentally sustainable alternatives to soil erosion control surface preparation and treatment methods: instead of having to rely on invasive blanket or matting surface preparations, which entail a further disruption to the already degraded soil structure, Posi-Seed can be applied directly to the soil with no prior treatment of the surface area. Simply combine and apply the all-in-one mixture – a unique combination of selected grass seed species, volcanic rockenriched PSM 200® tackifier blend and PSM 100 Posi-Pak® fibres, as well as fertilisers, organic mulch material, soil ameliorants, growth stimulants and water.
PSM 200® is an exclusive blend of finely powdered volcanic rock, tackifiers and solidifiers, which serve to promote the adhesion of the slurry to extreme surfaces, as well as create a geo-thermally stimulated micro-climate for the planted seeds. PSM 100 Posi-Pak® fibres are composed of extremely fine, structurally reinforced polyester denier, which have been specially coated in order to allow for their dispersal in liquid slurries without clumping. PSM 100 Posi-Pak® eliminates cracking, and increases the durability of the application’s final coating, thereby ensuring the stability and structural integrity of your soil.
This particular combination binds the mulch to the soil efficiently and effectively, firmly anchoring the seed and the ameliorants into the ground. The geo-thermal stimulation creates a micro-climate that permits seed germination to occur when temperature and soil moisture conditions become favourable. This encourages the seeds to sprout in a healthy, temperate and nutrient-rich environment. Once stimulated, the growing vegetation’s root systems quickly develop, as well.
Mine land reclamation involves the process of restoring mine land to its natural and sustainable purpose. Read More
Depending on the clients requirements Hydromulch has the equipment and expertise to conduct conventional seeding applications on all manner of construction sites.Read More
Hydromulch utilises the following processes in its conventional seeding methods;
Seed bed preparation via harrowing
Bulk Spreading of ameliorants
Spreading of seed
All applications are undertaken via tractor drawn implements which are calibrated to the conditions on site.
Soil testing is imperative for any rehabilitation and amelioration project. It is vital to understand the chemical nature of the soil that needs to be vegetated.Read More
Soil samples are taken from the site, to the Intertek laboratories in Bapsfontein. Amelioration is necessary in order for us to provide the soil and vegetation with the correct nutrients. We utilise independent soil scientists to conduct our soil testing. They provide interpretations of the analysis results and formulate effective fertiliser and amelioration programs. Allow us to investigate into your amelioration requirements, and we will drastically reduce the costs of rehabilitation by applying the correct ameliorants and fertilisers.
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Hydromulch, over the years, has been involved in the design and implementation of many road revegetation projects in various vegetation zones. These include roads through fynbos and Protea areas, sensitive coastal roads, forest and alpine areas. Read More
Hydromulch pioneered, among many innovations, the method of reinstating “fynbos” or “macchia” vegetation along the Garden Route. The excellent cover of natural fynbos found on the National Roadwork System stretching from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town bears testimony to this achievement.
A 10 year land rehabilitation program was completed on Phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Vegetation restoration in the Alpine and Sub-Alpine belt was initiated by Hydromulch in association with various noted environmental consultants.
Hydromulch has successfully completed many rail projects in and around South Africa. The Richards bay – Ermelo rail link, the orex line and portions of the Gautrain are a few of our achievements.
Large-scale commercial mining activity can leave an indelibly negative impact on the surrounding environment, including vegetative degradation, soil erosion and the pollutant effects of industrial waste on the environment.Read More
Total land transformation results are obtained using a variety of solutions, such as hydroseeding systems and additives, Vetiver Grass to address soil erosion and revegetation concerns and Posi-Shell land reclamation technologies.
Mine operation revegetation consists of the closure of entire mining areas where all necessary phases of erosion control checks are implemented. The land rehabilitation of open cast surface mines under extremely difficult conditions have been successfully implemented by Hydromulch on various mines in and around the African continent.
Hydromulch offers insitu compaction alleviation utilising tractor drawn ripping implements by Radium engineering. Ripping is undertaken using a radium power ripper which effectively disturbs 85% of the soil working width and depths on a single pass application.Read More
As a result of our partnership with CSIR – South Africa’s most respected scientific research institute – Hydromulch has successfully rehabilitated and stabilised kilometers of coastal dunes on the East and West coasts of South Africa.Read More
Dune formations in SA and across the world are being threatened with erosion and increasing pressure, due to the increase of human activity in coastal areas, Such was the case along South Africa’s East and West Coasts.