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Old 04-07-2007, 11:10 AM
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How long to wait after reseed to remove straw

Last week I done a reseed job, put out new topsoil and reseeded, then put hay on top of it. The grass is coming up real good just wanted to know how long to wait before I uncover the grass. May sound like a dumb question but I have just gotten into the reseeding bit, trying to offer clients more than just mow,shrub trimming and replacing mulch, especially after losing 5 more yards this week and starting out spring with a bang and no rain!
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:30 PM
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You should not have to remove straw from a seeding job. The grass should be able grow up through the straw without the straw being so thick that it suppresses the growth of the new grass.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:32 AM
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never put down hay, on beds........... weeds will come in over 40%

please only use straw.......... ps: leave the straw down, mow over thelawn when it high enough. the in 6 wks put down grass & fert
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:31 PM
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yeah any loose straw will get mulched up with a good zero turn with mulching blades. the rest can stay.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:23 PM
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never remove straw!

just mow over it!! have fun!
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