New Grass - Hay?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BrianEX, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. BrianEX

    BrianEX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have some areas of my lawn that I dug up to run some water and electric lines. I'm ready to plant new grass seed. A lot of people use straw around here to cover up the seed. My question is: Can I use hay instead? I have 20 bales laying around that is left over from feeding the horse last winter and thought I might just use that instead. Any advice?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    no don't use it, go spend some money and get some straw.
  3. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    You can use it, but it has weed seeds and hay seeds in it. Salt hay is the ultimate. No weed seeds. (Grown in swamps and trucked in - about $18.00 per bale.)

    Up here in the NE, they have something called "mulch hay".

    Basically, it's what the "gentleman farmers" left out in the rain, or couldn't fit in the barn out of the weather. (Feed hay that got wet.)

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