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Old 10-18-2011, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by dboyd351 View Post
I've got the same question as bperl and would also like to know whether to rake up the straw I put down to cover the seed. I planted the seed about 3 weeks ago and the grass is now 3-4 inches tall - a mix of fescue and rye.
It depends on how much straw you put down... many times it does more damage to remove the straw then it does to let it decay and supply the ground with soil building OM... but usually it it placed poorly and there are large areas that are just dead zones becuz the clumps of straw only allow the growing of weeds...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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