Originally Posted by Snyder's Lawn Inc
First mistake you made. Didn't have a Seed cover
I see so many try seed patches in lawns like you did and get the same results
Go re seed the areas and shake out some wheat straw apply it thin where just covers the ground make sure there no clumps.
I know some say on here will say no need put straw down just compost and water. But who can go by each day to water the spots with straw it will hold the moisture and will hold heat in longer. So the seed can germinate faster.
Couldn't disagree more. Do you have some references to support your assertion that straw will hold more water and heat the soil more than compost? Last time I checked compost not only holds more water, but will reduce the need to irrigate (reduce evaporation) and will heat the soil faster (lower albedo).