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Result from Wheat Straw

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by MisterBreeze, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. MisterBreeze

    MisterBreeze LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    Used wheat straw last fall after aeration and overseeding. The area with what I believe may be MEADOW FESCUE is where the straw was mostly used.
    It wouldn't be so bad but it grows faster than everything else.
    Any ideas on getting rid of it?
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,214

    No personal experience. But wheat is tall and an annual. It should be gone after a couple mowings. I think.
  3. MisterBreeze

    MisterBreeze LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    I am having trouble uploading the photos.
  4. just mow it a couple of times, should't be a problem.
  5. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Never used wheat straw in Pa. most is oat straw. It will sprout but never seemed a problem.
  6. MisterBreeze

    MisterBreeze LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    I've been told it is annual rye, no treatment, it will die off on its own and may come back next year
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  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Yeah, it's definitely an annual...looks like crap for a while, but it won't last

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