Hydroseeding has become a popular means of planting grass due to its relative ease of use and effectiveness. Hydroseeding is a process where seed, water, fertilizer, fiber mulch and sometimes lime are blended together in a tank and applied to a prepared area using a spray hose. Once applied, the wet fiber mulch helps create a bond to the soil and provide seed with water as well as protecting it from sunburn, wind and erosion. The benefits of hydroseeding include covering a large area in a relatively short period of time, effective for hillsides and sloping lawns to help with erosion control, and costs less than planting with sod, but more expensive than regular seeding. Results are quick with a high germination rate thanks to the fiber mulch that accelerates the growing process by maintaining moisture around seeds and thus increasing germination rate.