Hi All -
I'm in the process of fixing some spots in the lawn (filled in some low
spots) and now want to plant some grass. The biggest spot is about 10' in
diameter and it's in full sun.
I can water daily, but I'm wondering if it would be wise to throw some mulch
over the top of the seed? If so, do you have recommendations? I'm thinking
straw, but out of curiosity would grass clipping work?
Thanks in advance.
I'd go to a landscape supply and get some hydraulic mulch. It's made
of ground up cellulose, comes in fertilizer size bags, and is what is
used in bulk form when they do hydro seeding. It sucks up water and
holds it, which is what you want in higher temps. The home centers
may have it, but usually I only see it there in bags with seed and
fertilizer already mixed in. It's perfect for areas this size.
Garden centers sell a $10 fabric cover that you can put over your seeds
to keep the moisture in. You will need some garden staples to keep it
in place too ($5). However, hydraulic mulch like Johnathan Green bare
spot mix may work better as it covers areas around the grass keeping out
weeds. Best time to seed though is either spring (late apr) or fall
(late aug). You will need to water at least once a day probably 2-3 in
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