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Using straw yields much denser grass coverage

Some people use straw when planting grass seed and some don’t. When planting new grass seed, covering the seed with straw serves two purposes:

  1. Keeps water from evaporating. The more the soil retains water, the more likely the seeds will sprout
  2. Protects newly planted seed from being eaten by wildlife and birds

As a result, grass seed that is covered by straw typically results in denser lawn coverage. This is especially true in the spring when rising temperatures result in more evaporation which lessens the chances that the seed will sprout.


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