Erosion Control Toolbox: Drill Seed
Drill Seed is the sowing of seed in the soil using a drill seeding device as seen in the above photos.
When to Use This Treatment
Typically used in disturbed soil areas 3:1 (H:V) and flatter that are readily accessible by large equipment.
- Sowing the seed directly in the soil leads to better germination and vegetative cover than hydroseed.
- Requires only one-half the seeding rate of Dry Seed or Hydroseed.
- Not effective in applying fluffy seed (e.g., rabbit brush) due to static electricity.
Consider Using With
To prevent surface erosion after drilling seed, consider following this treatment with:
- Hydromulch - for fiber and tackifier application only
- Bonded Fiber Matrix
- Local Topsoil
- Incorporate Materials
- Use 210222 Drill Seed (SQYD) for payment by the square yard.
- Use 210223 Drill Seed (ACRE) for payment by the acre.
- David Steinfield, Scott Riley, Kim Wilkinson, Thomas D. Landis, Lee Riley, et. al. 2017 "Roadside Revegetation, An Integrated Approach to Establishing Native Plants and Pollinator Habitat"
- 3.6.1 Vegetation Field Assessment
- 5.3 Obtaining Plant Materials
- 5.4 Installing Plant Materials
- 5.4.1 Seeding
Updated: February 14, 2019