Originally Posted by foreplease
I am a big fan of using a light covering of PennMulch for repairs. Have you tried it? I do not use it for spot repairs on athletic fields unless the field will not be in use for 2-4 weeks. PennMulch combined with presoaked seed really establishes quickly.
Congrats on your success so far.
Not sure which mulch,,, is PennMulch,,, but if it is that shredded cardboard junk then I hate it... compost is my favorite mulch and it actively feeds the seedlings rather than tie up nutrients from the seedlings... The shoots are bright green and actively growing,,, but I could imagine that if they were losing nutrients to the digestion process of the mulchthey would not be so vigorous...
The cardboard based mulches I've seen are also quite hydrophobic which is the reason that I also don't like sphagnum...