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what do you guy think works best

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fatguy28, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. fatguy28

    fatguy28 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    for fresh seed do you think using the green paper seed is worth the extra$$ or seed then put the straw on top:usflag:
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    No straw unless it is sterilized. Otherwise you get all the weed seed in the straw too.

    I personally don't care for the paper products, but others have good results. I just think that if it gets neglected and not watered, then it becomes paper mache in that it hardens when dry and might stifle any new root growth.
  3. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Your talking about Patchmaster,it works well but rather expensive,you're better off with your own seed mix ,peatmoss and starter fert.raked lightly into the soil,more cost efficient and you don't have to clean up paper or straw.IMO patchmaster is a gimmick geared to homeowners.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,225

    Whose dog is right. Paper mulch producs often contain cheap seed. You are better off with a top-quality seed. And you can substitute water instead of straw. Cheaper and no need to spread it, LOL! You may have to water twice per day instead of once per day.

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