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Lawn Install- Seed and Straw

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Emerscape, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    Looking to install a lawn for a customer. Back in CT the company I worked for always used to seed lawns and then blow straw to cover them. I understand the principle etc.. but what and where do I look for as far as the straw goes. Ive heard of trying to find certified weed free straw? Any help would be appreciated
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Never heard of cert. weed free straw, not saying its not out there just never heard of it. Why would you want it ? there weed seed present in the soil already and they will soon be blown in on the wind currents. Grow a good THICK plush lawn and then controll the weeds as they appear. If the grass is thick it stops most weeds from geminating
  3. drmiller100

    drmiller100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    go hyrdoseed or sod.
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    you could cover the seed with Excelsior
    100% biodegradeable netting and thread.
    100% weed free
  5. or cover with seed aid, pennmulch, their are others, BUT NO STRAW!!!!
  6. Bob Q

    Bob Q LawnSite Member
    from Conn
    Messages: 16


    What were you guys charging to do a lawn install in CT? I have another post about the pricing.

    Thanks Bob
  7. Emerscape

    Emerscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    I don't know what the company was charging in CT. the company I worked for was Kent Greenhouse in Kent CT.

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