Dorman Hydro-Seeding

Lawn Seeding. Erosion Control. Consulting.

(805) 466-2555
Charlie Dorman
P.O. Box 2553
Atascadero, CA 93423
California Contractor's License #456082

Serving San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Monterey County

Founded in 1980

How It Works

Hydro-seeding is a process of mixing the seed type specified, 100% Wood Fiber Mulch (no paper or cardboard), fertilizer, Ecology Control M-Binder tackifier, and water. This blended slurry is then sprayed out over the prepared soil, forming a covering, with all items evenly distributed. We use top-quality lawn and erosion-control seed, primarily from S&S Seeds, California's premier supplier. (We do not provide soil preparation or maintenance, just placing the seed.)


After the seed is in place, water the lawn four or five times a day, for several minutes each time. It is important that waterings be short, but frequent. Keep up this routine for about four weeks. After five to six weeks, give the grass its first mowing.

When To Apply

The best months for lawn seeding are April to September. The best months for erosion-control seeding are normally September through December. Erosion-control seed can be applied at any time during this period but will not grow until the annual rainfall develops a pattern of consecutive rainfall for a couple of weeks (unless irrigated, of course).

Cities Served

SLO County

San Miguel, Cholame, Shandon, Paso Robles, Templeton, Creston, Atascadero, Pozo, San Luis Obispo, San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, and areas in between.

Santa Barbara County

Santa Maria, Orcutt, Vandenberg, Lompoc, Los Olivos, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Gaviota, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and areas in between.

Monterey County

Salinas, Monterey Peninsula, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield, King City, San Lucas, San Ardo, Lockwood, Bradley, and areas in between.