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Privacy Policy

on Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:25

International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals

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This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, Business name and website or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways

  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We do not use Malware Scanning. We do not use an SSL certificate

• We do not need an SSL because:

No user information is stored on our site. All information goes directly to

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to tum off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like· Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still place orders.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating oµr website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: OFdRbTS l .dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

    • Users can visit our site anonymously.
    • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
    • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

      • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

      • By emailing us
      • By calling us

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email

      • • Other

No personal information is stored on our site We will notify the users via in-site notification

      • Other

No personal information is stored on our site

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We coHect your email address in order to:

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
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on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 01:07



Many people believe that membership in a trade association does not cost, IT PAYS. Increase your professionalism by getting involved with an industry association. Here is some contact information for you.

International Association of HydroSeeding Professionals (IAHP) The official association of the Hydro Seeding industry. Members get a free listing at, the world's largest list of Hydro Seeding Contractors, The association has regional meetings, discounts, a hydroseeding certification program and much more. For more information call 412-241-2340 or visit

American Nursery & Landscape Assoc, (ANLA) An organization of nursery and landscape professionals. For more information

Associated Landscape Contractors of America. (ALCA) An association of Landscape contractors. Co-Sponsors of Green Industry Expo. for more information 03-736-9666 or

Cooperative State Research Education and Extension

Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) This association has the leading show related to golf course equipment and publishes a magazine. For more information visit their web site at

International Erosion Control Association (IECA) This is the leading organization dealing with erosion control problems and their solutions. This association has an annual meeting and convention. They also have regional and international meetings. For more information visit their web site at

The Irrigation Association (IA) A professional of those dealing with irrigation. For more information 703-573-3551 or

Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) A professional association for those dealing with land improvement issues. They have a winter convention for more information call 573-634-3001

National Arborists Association

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) An association of conservation districts.

National Roadside Vegetation Management Association

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPE) for more information contact them at 703-549-7600 or

Professional Grounds Management Society. (PGMS) A co-sponsor of Green Industry Expo. For more information contact them at 410-752-3318 or

Professional Lawn Care Assoc of America (PLCAA) A co-sponsor of Green Industry Expo. For more information contact them at 770-977-5222 or

Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) Features an annual conference and expo. for more information (864) 391-5644

Sports Turf Managers Association

Turf Grass Producers International (TGPI)

Industry Magazines

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 01:05

Industry Magazines

Want to improve your knowledge and increase your professionalism? Here is a list of magazines serving the industry. Many are free.

Landscape Industry Magazines

Soil Erosion & Hydroseeding (and ) Irrigation & Green Industry Soil Erosion and Hydroseeding is the official publication of the International Association of Hydro Seeding Professionals - IAHP. For subscription send information to them at 6525 Canby Ave, Suite 102, Reseda, CA 91335 or see

TURF Magazine covers the USA with 4 regional editions. For a free subscription and free entry to Turf Sweepstakes were you can win free products, (including some from Turbo Turf, send information to PO Box 449, St Johnsbury VT 05819 or

Landscape Contractor Magazine Tustin CA, This magazine has been strongest in the South West, but is expanding. www.landscapeonline.comFree Subscription This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Landscape & Irrigation,Chicago, IL The official publication of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants. Subscription $ 40.00 per year. Contact them at PO 10514. Riverton NJ 08076 or

Landscape Management a publication of Advanstar. Free subscription. Send subscription information to 7500 Old Oak Blvd, Cleveland OH 44130, or visit them at

Lawn & Landscape Magazine Cleveland Oh. Deals with general landscape issues. 71,000 subscribers. For a free subscription call 216-961-4130 or

PRO deals with landscape issues and landscape maintenance. A free subscription is available by contacting the publisher at PRO, PO box 47, ft Atkinson WI 53538-0047 or

OPE Covering the Outdoor Power Equipment segment of the industry. For a subscription send information to PO Box 10555, Riverton NJ 08076 or

Golf Industry Magazines

B is the official magazine of the Golf Course Superintendents Association. Subscriptons are $ 48.00 per year. Contact them at 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence KS 66049 or

Golfweek's Superintendents News offers a free subscription. Send subscription information to P.O. Box 545, Mount Morris IL 61054

Superintendent Magazine offers a free subscription. Send subscription information to PO Box 449, St Johnsbury VT 05819 or Golfdom is published by Advanstar Communications. A subscription is $ 30.00 a year. for informatin contact them at 131 W. 1st St., Duluth MN 55802 or

Erosion Control Magazines

Erosion Control is the official magazine of the IECA Subscriptions are $ 43.00 For information contact them at P.O. Box 21647 St. Paul MN 55121 or

Land & Water is devoted to the natural resource management and restoration. A subscription is $ 20.00 per year. contact them at P.O. Box 1197, Fort Dodge IA 50501

The Professional HydroSeeding Journal is published by Applegate mulch. It is published once or twice a year. For more information and a free subscription

Nursery Magazines

American Nurseryman is published semi monthly. Subscriptions are $ 48.00 per year. contact them at 77 W. Washington St, suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60602 



Green Industry Portals

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 01:03

Green Industry Portals

Looking for a doorway to lots of information, here is a list of portal sites serving the green industry. PBI Gordon's site has lots of helpful information about dealing with weeds with local information offers over 10,000 items oriented towards the golf course. Also has technical reference, weather and the 19th hole. Temporarily closed. Their sister site is still operating at this time. University site with lots of info on lawn care, new lawns, seeds and more. One of the most complete sites for information about seed. A helpful site with lots of gardening information. lots of info on caring for a lawn. Great info on weed control. lots of good info. This is a magazine portal site. interested in organic side of the industry. North County Organics is the place to start. lots more organic information. Very good site. search for all kinds of outdoor power equipment and farm equipment all over the country. 17,000 items available. has back issues of their magazine articles, a discussion board, online store, career center, business tools and newsletter. has a career center, past articles from Golf Course Management, continuing education and certification, links, scheduled on line chats. has info about erosion control, industry links, info about certification, local chapters, continuing education and more. locate plants from over 600 growers. Over 10,000 plants in hardiness zones 4 to 8 are updated monthly. classifieds, bulletin board, virtual trade show, database of chemicals, shrubs and trees. has the largest discussion board we have seen with many topics for green industry professionals. Check this one out. has a very good listing of manufacturers serving the green industry. provides business to business opportunities with no up front costs.

Calculate Pure Live Seed

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 01:02

Calculate Pure Live Seed


The cheapest seed may not always be the cheapest seed! Do you know how much seed you are really planting?

Knowing how to compute pure live seed can help you grow better lawns and make better choices about the seeds you use.

If you compare a rye grass seed and a Bermuda, seed you will notice a big difference in size. If you compare a rye grass seed to a Kentucky bluegrass seed or a fescue you will see that the ryegrass is noticeably larger.

When you see different seeding rates per 1000 square feet one of the objectives is to keep the number of plants in a given area similar. Even though a small seed may be seeded at a few pounds or less per thousand and a larger seed may be seeded at 5 to 7 pounds per 1000 square feet or more, the goal is usually to have about 1500 plants per square foot.

Take a look at the label on a bag of seed. You will find a lot of information such as the type of seed, the supplier, test date and where the seed came from. More importantly for what we want to talk about you will see seed purity, and germination percent. To compute pure live seed multiply the "germination percent" X "purity" and divide that by "100" to get PURE LIVE SEED.

     96% germination x 75% purity = 72% PLS 100

Then divide the "Cost per pound" by "Pure Live Seed" and you will have the cost per pound of the Pure Live Seed.

     2.50 per pound = $ 3.47 per Pound of PLS 72%

You may find the seed you thought were the cheapest are not. You might find your seeding rate is far less than you thought. Calculating Pure Live Seed can help you save money and do the best jobs possible.

Computing Cubic Yards

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 01:00

Computing Cubic Yards


Sq. Feet 2" deep 3" deep 4" deep
150 1.0 cubic yards 1.5 cubic yards 2.0 cubic yards
200 1.2 cubic yards 2.0 cubic yards 2.5 cubic yards
250 1.5 cubic yards 2.3 cubic yards 3.0 cubic yards
300 2.0 cubic yards 3.0 cubic yards 4.0 cubic yards
350 2.3 cubic yards 3.5 cubic yards 4.5 cubic yards
400 2.5 cubic yards 4.0 cubic yards 5.0 cubic yards
450 3 cubic yards 4.5 cubic yards 5.5 cubic yards
500 3.2 cubic yards 4.5 cubic yards 6.4 cubic yards
550 3.5 cubic yards 5.0 cubic yards 7.0 cubic yards
600 3.5 cubic yards 5.5 cubic yards 7.5 cubic yards
650 4.0 cubic yards 6.0 cubic yards 8.0 cubic yards
700 4.2 cubic yards 6.5 cubic yards 8.5 cubic yards
750 4.5 cubic yards 7.0 cubic yards 9.5 cubic yards
800 5.0 cubic yards 7.5 cubic yards 10 cubic yards
850 5.2 cubic yards 8 cubic yards 10.5 cubic yards
900 5.5 cubic yards 8.5 cubic yards 11.0 cubic yards
950 6 cubic yards 9 cubic yards 12 cubic yards
1000 6.4 cubic yards 9.8 cubic yards 12.8 cubic yards

HydroSeeding Fertilizers

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 00:58

HydroSeeding Fertilizers


Types of Fertilizer

Granular Fertilizer is the most common form of fertilizer. It is usually packed in a bag, and can be applied with a drop spreader, spin spreader or hydro seeder. One of the advantages of this type of fertilizer is that they can be made to release the nutrients into the soil over a period of time. Another advantage is low cost.

Water Soluble Fertilizer is designed to dissolve in water. These often are a blue powder. These fertilizers are often a little more expensive than granular fertilizer, and usually are not a time release fertilizer. Manufacturers of these fertilizers claim that when used with a hydro seeding system the nutrients will enter the outer layer of the seed and will speed up germination.

Liquid Fertilizer offers much of the same advantages and disadvantages as water soluble. fertilizers. The difference is that it is already in a liquid form and to use it you dilute it with water.

Organic Fertilizer are made from natural products such as bone meal, manure, dried blood, kelp and sea weed. They are popular with organic gardeners, and those who want to avoid man made chemicals and their effects on the body. Organic fertilizers are usually expensive and do not have a high level of nutrients.

What They Do

Any package of fertilizer will have three numbers which stand for (N) Nitrogen, (P) Phosphorus, and (K) Potassium. These are the three main ingredients that plants need, and they are always listed in that order.

Nitrogen (N) promotes green growth. Leafy plants such as grass need plenty of nitrogen to have nice color and rapid growth. The higher the nitrogen number, the more nitrogen that will be in the fertilizer. This is an important part of fertilizers used on an established lawn.

Phosphorus (P) is very beneficial to promoting a healthy root system. Fertilizers that are designed to be used when seeding grass are usually high in phosphorus. High phosphorus fertilizers are also used with perennials, bulbs, newly planted trees and shrubs and for flowers. The most common type of fertilizers that are high in phosphorus are Starter and Fall fertilizers.

Potassium (K) will improve the overall health of plants. It will also aid plants in withstanding cold and hot temperatures. Other chemicals in a fertilizer may include Magnesium which will aid in seed formation and helps plants have a dark green color. Calcium to help promote rooting, Sulfur for vigor and Iron for a dark green color. 

HydroSeeding Seeds

on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:16

HydroSeeding Seeds


Grass seeds come in many varieties. Some of the ones you will see are:

    • Kentucky Blue Grass This is one of the most important grasses in cool season areas. For a high quality dense turf with a good green to dark green color. It is widely used in home lawns, athletic fields and golf course fairways and roughs and parks. It is often used in a mixture with Ryegrass and/or fescue.


    • Tall Fescue New varieties of tall fescue are very tolerant to wear. This is a bunch type grass that does well in cooler climates. These grasses are suitable for home lawns, golf course roughs, erosion control and athletic fields.
    • Perennial Rye This is a medium textured grass that grows very uniformly. It is best used in cool regions. It will establish a new lawn very quickly and is often used in a blend with Blue Grass or Fescue. It is also used as a cover crop with slower germinating seeds such as centipede and crown vetch.


    • Centipede This is a good low maintenance lawn grass for homeowners who want an easy to care for lawn. It is a warm season grass that grows slow and does not require a lot of mowing It can be planted from seed sod, or sprigs.


    • Carpet rass This is a medium texture warm region grass that does not require a lot of maintenance. It is suitable for very wet areas.


    • Bermuda This comes in two types IMPROVED and COMMON. The improved is a high quality, high maintenance often used for golf courses in the south. The common Bermudas are used for lawns and for pastures but are not recommended for shady areas.


    • Bahia This is a medium-fine bladed warm climate grass that requires minimum maintenance. It has good drought resistance. It is used a lot in pastures and roadsides in southern areas. It will do well in shade but does require some sun. It likes acid soils. It can be planted by seed, sod or springs.


    • St Augustine This is a fast growing, warm climate shade grass. It grows well in areas with high salt content. It does not handle drought conditions well and is prone to problems with some pests. . At this time seeds are not generally commercially available. It can be planted with sprigs or sod.


    • Zoysia This is a warm season grass suitable for the deep south. It is slow to grow and seeds are slow to establish. It has good resistance to drought, insects and wear. It is difficult to mow and has wiry blades.


  • Bent This is a high quality grass often used for greens and tees. It is a high maintenance grass that can tolerate close mowing. It can be planted by seed or sod.

Seed sources

Wild flowers, Native Seeds :





    • Ion Exchange Iowa 800-291-2143





    • Pro Lawn Supply Worcester MA


  • Wheatland West Seed 1-800-676-0191

Turf Seeds





Seed Information

    • National Turfgrass Evaluation Program





DOT Hydroseeding Hose Shot

on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:30

Wetland Pond Island

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