Why Should I Put Hay on Grass Seed?


Hay prevents grass from growing in patchy. It holds sprouting seeds in place, protecting from scavengers and rainstorms that might de-seed your lawn before germination begins.

Purpose - Covering grass seeds with hay helps keep the seeds in place while they germinate and provides some protection from squirrels or birds, which might try to eat the seeds.

Alternatives - You could also use straw, soil or a grass seed accelerator that contains a blend of fertilizer and paper mulch. Any of these products will function in the same way.

Time Frame -

Typically, grass seeds will germinate within seven days and be visible within two weeks.

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brsmom68 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Great advice! Those squirrels and birds can be very pesky...it doesn't take them long to find the seeds.

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chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

Very good advice.

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eltondunn 6 years ago Author

thanks, glad you both enjoyed reading :)

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