What's your method for seeding new lawns? I harley rake, fertilize with 15-30-15, broadcast the seed and roll. I've been debating with myself about the use of straw. The straw I know will help with maintaining moisture, but it can also create more weeds and will tend to sometimes blow around in high wind areas. (Plus I hate spreading it!) Do you guys always use straw or some type of organic cover? I did an acre job last fall without straw an it came it awesome looking. I did another job this spring without straw and it is taking a long time to germinate. Maybe the straw would of helped since it has been dry and we had a couple late cold days.