I wanted to test whether seed would germinate better under dead grass clippings or if the seed were sown on top of dead grass clippings. I placed the seed under or over fresh green grass clippings. For untreated comparison on bare soil. I counted out 20 seeds. The containers are about 2 square inches. Experiments have been moved inside. Results in about 10 days. Seed types were perennial rye, tall fescue and fine fescue.