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  • What do you suggest for covering grass seed

    there is straw, which i hate cuz i have to clean it up....i know there is this lime product, but it is expensive.....any suggestions?

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    just use straw and when its ready mow it after a few cuts it will be gone and it will actually help the gass if ur dead set on not using it you can make a tack out of fiber mulch and water and spray on to yad with hydro seeder
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    • #3
      re

      thank you very much

      Paul

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      • #4
        Use a light covering of mulch or top soil
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        • #5
          there is straw, which i hate cuz i have to clean it up....i know there is this lime product, but it is expensive.....any suggestions?
          We use straw also on grades, leave it for a month, sometimes less, go in with a mulcher/shredder and clean up as the seed has generally taken by then.
          Andy
          Halifax, Nova Scotia

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          • #6
            Black Loam Soil And Seeds

            I really suggest you use BLACK LOAM SOIL.

            Don't use Triple mix.

            WHY?

            Its to rich.

            It has manure manure & peat moss in it.

            This will give you weeds.

            I seen this a lot. People always add triple mix to their lawn and then wonder later on why they have weed problems. Clovers etc.

            use Black loam.

            Its a muddy soil. (when wet)
            Nothing added
            Great for Lawns
            Wont give them weeds.


            Check around and you will see.

            hope it helps.

            Cheers


            dave

            www.Topnotchworks.com
            Last edited by Top Notch Services; 12-31-2010, 08:20 AM. Reason: for got to add

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            • #7
              mulch or manure usually does the trick
              Colton
              Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.

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              • #8
                It has manure manure & peat moss in it.

                This will give you weeds.
                Does just it being rich in nutrients make weeds grow like crazy or is it more that weed seeds tend to be a part of the mixture through part of the process of creating it?
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                • #9
                  weeds n soil

                  I'm not sure how they blend the soil. Or if seeds get in when preparing the triple mix..

                  But,

                  I know that when you have bags of triple mix (or a pile of triple mix),
                  you will notice that when left alone it will start to grow weeds quickly. (no seeds or anything added).

                  Note: Have you ever bought a bag of soil (triple mix most likely) and when you opened the bag of soil you noticed something green growing (green stem, grass, weed)?

                  The longer these bags (piles) sit the more chances of seeing weeds quickly.


                  So to answer the question..

                  "Does just it being rich in nutrients make weeds grow like crazy or is it more that weed seeds tend to be a part of the mixture through part of the process of creating it?"


                  Yes, its because its to rich in nutrients which makes the weeds grow like crazy.

                  hope it helps

                  Note: Triple mix is great for gardens. Not a recommendation for grass. I recommend loam.
                  Last edited by Top Notch Services; 01-06-2011, 08:19 AM. Reason: forgot to add

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