Seed/Establishment Systems Category Winner

BlueYellow, Koch Cellulose, Brunswick, Ga.

BlueYellow is a revolutionary engineered turf system that provides a one-step solution to turf establishment. The system combines a cellulose-based mat with a calibrated blend of quality grass seed and fertilizer, forming a lightweight, 100 percent biodegradable roll. You get sod-quality turf for less labor, at a fraction of the cost. BlueYellow is simple to install with seed, fertilizer, and mulch all in one application: just prep the seedbed, unroll the product, and water thoroughly. Because BlueYellow biodegrades, there is nothing to remove after installation. Moisture retention from the cellulose mat and precise distribution of seed and fertilizer deliver uniform germination and grow-in.

BlueYellow was born of an identified need within the turf industry market for a self-contained, seeding method. Other attempts at the concept have been made, however these products proved to be functionally inadequate. With regards to BlueYellow, the structure of the product and the degradation of the cellulose matting are unprecedented. Because of Koch's involvement in the forestry products industry, access to a completely different realm of raw materials and engineering methodologies have allowed BlueYellow to be the first successful seeded mat in the marketplace.

When using BlueYellow, one acre of turf and erosion control requires eight man-hours of labor to install. That compares to 10-20 hours of seed, fertilizer and erosion control; and 20-30 hours of sod and fertilizer.

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