How long to wait after reseed to remove straw

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by QualityLawnCare4u, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Last week I done a reseed job, put out new topsoil and reseeded, then put hay on top of it. The grass is coming up real good just wanted to know how long to wait before I uncover the grass. May sound like a dumb question but I have just gotten into the reseeding bit, trying to offer clients more than just mow,shrub trimming and replacing mulch, especially after losing 5 more yards this week and starting out spring with a bang and no rain!
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    You should not have to remove straw from a seeding job. The grass should be able grow up through the straw without the straw being so thick that it suppresses the growth of the new grass.
  3. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    never put down hay, on beds........... weeds will come in over 40%

    please only use straw.......... ps: leave the straw down, mow over thelawn when it high enough. the in 6 wks put down grass & fert
  4. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    yeah any loose straw will get mulched up with a good zero turn with mulching blades. the rest can stay.
  5. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    just mow over it!! have fun!

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