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Choosing the Right Mulch Blower for Your Landscaping Project

By Ron Ciolfi | June 12, 2024
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The efficiency and quality of just about any landscaping project can significantly depend on the tools you choose, and mulch blowers can be powerful additions to your toolkit, often functioning as essential equipment for any serious landscaper. Mulch blowers streamline the mulching process, while helping ensure uniform and precise distribution of mulch over large areas and specific landscape elements like…

A person holding a thick hose blows mulch onto a circular garden feature. A Finn mulch blower sits in the background.

How to Lay Mulch Evenly – When & Why to Use a Mulch Blower

By Ron Ciolfi | March 28, 2024
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Understanding the best way to spread mulch evenly can mean the difference between a great-looking, environmentally-friendly landscape, and one that falls short in both areas. From spreading mulch basics to how to spread mulch evenly, and when to use a mulch blower to achieve the desired results, these landscaper insider tips can help elevate your next project’s aesthetics and help…

bark and mulch blowing 101: A person holds a yellow hose and dispenses bark mulch on a playground, using a Finn Bark Blower.

Bark & Mulch Blowing 101

By Ron Ciolfi | July 11, 2022
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One of the best ways to enhance soil composition, prevent erosion, and improve the aesthetics of any landscaping project is to utilize bark and mulch blowing. For our purposes, bark and mulch blowing are effectively the same thing, and can generally be used interchangeably. Bark and mulch are both great choices to prevent weed growth and invasion, improve soil quality…

HydroSeeders AND HYDROSEEDING

hydroseed vs sod vs grass seed which is better? A person hydroseeds a patch of lawn using a Finn hydroseeder.

Hydroseed vs. Sod vs. Grass Seed

By Ron Ciolfi | July 11, 2022
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If you’re starting a lawn from scratch, you’ve probably come across the three common methods for seeding: sod, grass seed, and hydroseed.  In order to determine the best choice for your yard, you may want to ask yourself a few questions before you get started, and familiarize yourself with each of the processes so you can make the right choice…

How to Hydroseed - Hydroseeding Tips from the Pros

How to Hydroseed: Hydroseeding Tips from the Pros

By Ron Ciolfi | May 18, 2022
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If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to seed a large area, get a lush, green, and healthy lawn, or re-establish vegetation in an area that’s been disrupted by construction activities or wildfire, hydroseeding, or hydromulching as it’s also commonly referred, has probably entered your radar.  And it’s easy to see why — hydroseeding is fast and cost…

hydroseeding in the fall

Hydroseeding in the Fall: Everything you Need to Know

By Ron Ciolfi | December 17, 2021
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Fall can be one of the very best times of year to hydroseed, because grass seeds generally like lots of water and mild temperatures to germinate and establish well — something fall in many climates typically has in spades.  However, there are a few important things to watch for when planning on hydroseeding in the fall.  How to Hydroseed in…

Material Blowers and Bark Blowers

Choosing the Right Mulch Blower for Your Landscaping Project

By Ron Ciolfi | June 12, 2024
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The efficiency and quality of just about any landscaping project can significantly depend on the tools you choose, and mulch blowers can be powerful additions to your toolkit, often functioning as essential equipment for any serious landscaper. Mulch blowers streamline the mulching process, while helping ensure uniform and precise distribution of mulch over large areas and specific landscape elements like…

A person holding a thick hose blows mulch onto a circular garden feature. A Finn mulch blower sits in the background.

How to Lay Mulch Evenly – When & Why to Use a Mulch Blower

By Ron Ciolfi | March 28, 2024
Posted in

Understanding the best way to spread mulch evenly can mean the difference between a great-looking, environmentally-friendly landscape, and one that falls short in both areas. From spreading mulch basics to how to spread mulch evenly, and when to use a mulch blower to achieve the desired results, these landscaper insider tips can help elevate your next project’s aesthetics and help…

bark and mulch blowing 101: A person holds a yellow hose and dispenses bark mulch on a playground, using a Finn Bark Blower.

Bark & Mulch Blowing 101

By Ron Ciolfi | July 11, 2022
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One of the best ways to enhance soil composition, prevent erosion, and improve the aesthetics of any landscaping project is to utilize bark and mulch blowing. For our purposes, bark and mulch blowing are effectively the same thing, and can generally be used interchangeably. Bark and mulch are both great choices to prevent weed growth and invasion, improve soil quality…

Straw Blowing

a hydroseeder spraying to prevent water erosion

How to Prevent Water Erosion

By Ron Ciolfi | December 2, 2021
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Water erosion causes a variety of adverse effects to land and soil, especially the soil’s ability to retain water and nutrients. When soil is impacted this way, the land also becomes more susceptible to flooding and soil degradation. This occurs when water sweeps away the topsoil, disrupting and leaving behind only the layers of subsoil, which generally contain fewer of…

Raindrop erosion prevention with straw blowing

How to Reduce & Prevent Raindrop Erosion With Straw Blowing

By Ron Ciolfi | March 31, 2021
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Applying straw to bare soil is one of the most effective, efficient methods to prevent erosion and assist in the revegetation of the landscape.

Hydroseeding Shapes Highway Construction

By Ron Ciolfi | February 26, 2021
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Hydroseeding limits soil erosion and increases habitat for endangered species in Canada highway construction Road building poses unique challenges for construction companies due to environmental concerns, remote locations, weather and minimal vegetation growth in winter months, the nature of the earthmoving work itself, the sheer size of major highway construction, and the deadlines required to keep the project on schedule.…

Ground Preparation Attachments

Tractor attachment for leveling soil

3 Types of Finn Attachments for Leveling Soil – Explained

By Ron Ciolfi | December 21, 2021
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Because well-prepared and level soil is such a helpful step in the hydroseeding process, finding the right ground leveling attachment for your site can often make the difference between a somewhat easy project, or some headaches and wasted time.  For many ground leveling and landscaping projects, a tractor attachment, or variation of a tractor attachment, will level soil efficiently and…

How to prepare ground for grass seed

How to Prepare Ground for Grass Seed

By Ron Ciolfi | December 21, 2021
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Preparing the ground for grass seed is an important step in ensuring a beautiful bed of grass. This phase is sometimes overlooked or rushed, but it is critical to ensure the seedbed is optimized for the hydroseeding slurry, grass seed or sod. Loose, level, debris-free soil creates a foundation for a healthy lawn, and ground prep attachments can help achieve…

Erosion Control Industry

Straw blowers can do more than just cover seed

Straw Blowers Can Do Much More Than Just Cover Seed

By Ron Ciolfi | June 11, 2021
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Straw blowers can be used for seed protection, raindrop erosion prevention, mud mitigation, animal bedding, soil stabilization and much more.

Raindrop erosion prevention with straw blowing

How to Reduce & Prevent Raindrop Erosion With Straw Blowing

By Ron Ciolfi | March 31, 2021
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Applying straw to bare soil is one of the most effective, efficient methods to prevent erosion and assist in the revegetation of the landscape.

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