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Seed cover, burlap vs white stuff

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawncuttinfoo, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    I do not want to use hay/straw because of the mess. Which of these alternatives works best?
     
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    How about Penn Mulch or Seed Aid? They are a recycled cellulose product in pellet form. They cost a lot more than straw but are good for areas of a few hundred square feet.
     
  3. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    im lookin at over 1,000 sq ft
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Unless I am reseeding on a steep bank where erosion is a concern in the event of a hard rain, I don't use anything. I have tried Penn Mulch on a few small jobs but really didn't notice any difference in germination rate.

    As for hay/straw, all that does is introduce weeds at a later date IMO.
     

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