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thackerlawncare
04-09-2010, 06:56 PM
I added topsoil to a low spot in a customers yard and threw down some seed and straw. The area is in a very open spot that gets a lot of wind. The seed didn't take at all, and I'm assuming it blew away because the straw was all over the yard. Any ideas on what I could do to give the seed a better chance of germinating, or do I just need to put down some sod? Any help??

grassman177
04-09-2010, 07:10 PM
penn mulch, works like a charm. costs me about $16 per 50 lb bag

Stonewellmark
04-09-2010, 07:38 PM
HYDRO+SEED it using tackifier, if ya cant get that done then use the Penn-Mulch, it works.

AintNoFun
04-09-2010, 10:52 PM
you can get a futerra or straw blanket that would work great as well, mulch better than penn mulch imo...

betmr
04-10-2010, 07:55 AM
Put down the seed, rake it in and water, and keep moist. I doubt Wet straw should blow away, but Pennmulch is heavy if you want to use that.

grassman177
04-10-2010, 08:32 AM
i have seen straw blow away when wet, plus it is crap to use adding weed seeds to the mix and it does not decay well being composed mostly of lignen.

you cant go wrong using penn mulch man, it even has a dose of nutrients and it swells up to cover better(as it is pellets dry) and i have used it on hillsides and it has not moved an inch thru several absolute downpours.

AintNoFun
04-10-2010, 09:11 AM
Put down the seed, rake it in and water, and keep moist. I doubt Wet straw should blow away, but Pennmulch is heavy if you want to use that.


wet straw will eventually dry and blow away though...

betmr
04-10-2010, 07:50 PM
wet straw will eventually dry and blow away though...

When you sow Grass seed, you should keep it moist, while it germinates, watering a few times a day = keeping the straw damp.

JB1
04-10-2010, 07:58 PM
a straw crimper works great.

AintNoFun
04-10-2010, 08:34 PM
When you sow Grass seed, you should keep it moist, while it germinates, watering a few times a day = keeping the straw damp.

he said the straw blew away originially so obviously they didnt...

betmr
04-10-2010, 08:40 PM
he said the straw blew away originially so obviously they didnt...

Well....If they don't water to keep it moist, it ain't gonna matter if the straw blows away, right?

RodneyK
04-12-2010, 07:32 AM
I am a huge Penn mulch fan but straw blanket just yields better results from what I have experienced.

GrassStitcher
04-14-2010, 08:02 AM
If the area has dead lawn / thatch use that as mulch, the use the Grass Stitcher (www.grassstitcher.com) poke hole through the dead thatch apply seed and water. You will get great soil/ seed contact - the seed will find its way into the soil where it will stay and germinate.

RodneyK
04-14-2010, 08:27 AM
I see you are a sponsor and respect that. Wondering if anyone on here has used the Grass Stitcher? can you point me to other threads about it? I have some spots to seed...

GrassStitcher
04-14-2010, 08:36 AM
I see you are a sponsor and respect that. Wondering if anyone on here has used the Grass Stitcher? can you point me to other threads about it? I have some spots to seed...

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