Hydroganics is an exciting ‘hydrocompost’ solution from NuGrow. It offers a major groundcover alternative for property developers, commercial landscapers, infrastructure contractors, government agencies and mine owners and contractors seeking to stabilise and rehabilitate land. Clients benefit from an affordable, high-quality compost-based germination media and erosion control solution not previously available in the market.
Hydroganics is the first of its kind to combine:
- Germination media using NuGrow’s industry-leading compost, with up to 20 times the organic material of traditional hydromulch
- Wet application, supporting instant activation of binding agents/tackifiers
- Seed optimisation, embedding seeds directly in the germination media for faster growth
- Instant erosion control and soil protection, supported by the fibre-based matrix
Hydroganics is available at budget, traditional and premium levels based on client objectives and site requirements, determined in consultation with a Hydroganics representative. This gives maximum flexibility in pricing and delivers a service that is neither ‘over-specified’ nor compromised.
All sites are assessed to inform a tailored solution including seed mixes. Clients then have the option of soil testing and incorporating wetting agents and ameliorants in the single pass application. The Hydroganics team can collaborate with soil scientists, ecologists and seed experts to guide this tailoring process.
Application rates are impressively fast, with the added advantage of easy access around difficult terrain. Once applied, the benefits of the specialised compost come to the fore, featuring slow-release nutrients – particularly nitrogen and phosphorous – and an injection of organic carbon back into the soil. This re-builds soil structure, organic matter and fertility, creating long-term value. Furthermore, when the Hydroganics process is followed, ongoing maintenance for clients is generally minimised.