straw blown away

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by goulding.c, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. goulding.c

    goulding.c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Any ideas on keeping straw down? I have been using a tailgate straw blower for years and we started using a 3 point hitch crimper too, but we just finished a site that was very sandy and the crimper had little to no effect leaving the straw to blow in the wind, and loosin git on most of the berms and peeks of slopes.
  2. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    We spray the straw down with tack and fert right after we blow the straw
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    ^Yup. Hit it with tack in the hydroseeder after blowing the straw. This is also an effective and common erosion controll practice
  4. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    Are you guys using straw or salt hay. Straw has weed seeds correct?
  5. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    Hay has a lot of weed seed but straw is not too bad. I am talking regular hay not salt hay. Salt hay is excellent.

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