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pine straw on top of seed after renovation?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by New Image Lawn and Scapes, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. New Image Lawn and Scapes

    New Image Lawn and Scapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I have heard to put straw on top of the seed after job is complete. What is penn mulch? How much would I need for about 10,000 sq. ft? :confused:
  2. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    never heard of putting pine straw down on seed but have put regular straw down. Penn mulch is shredded newspaper and fertilizer compressed into a pellet. when water hits the pellets it starts breaking down and covering new seeded area, make the area look like it was hydroseeded. Very pricey, I believe a bag covers maybe 300 sq ft, at 9.00 a bag, don't know about where your at but its a lot cheaper here to straw after seeding.

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