Spreading Straw

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ron mexico75, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whenever I have put in lawns, usually smaller ones, I spread peat moss over the top instead of straw. No mess to clean up weeks later and no weed seeds popping up.

    My question is; how many bales would you need for 5500 sq feet of lawn? Or, how much area does one bale cover?

    I don't know much about it, but Ive heard that hay and straw are 2 different things. Is that true, and isn't there one that has seeds that germintae all over the place after you water your lawn in?
     
  2. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, I see that one bale will cover 500-600 sq ft.

    What about the difference in hay and straw and it germinating in a new lawn? Is there no difference and it will germinate anyways?
     
  3. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. very good job answering your own question.
     
  5. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank you very much....I'll be playing this stage for the next few nights!
     

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