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    Default Hay for grass covering.

    I have a place i'm going to be sowing in grass that was recently dressed by a dozer. i saw an ad for some 5 year old hay for .50 per bale. Is there anything wrong with using that instead of straw to cover it?

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    Default Re: Hay for grass covering.

    Im not sure about hay, but I know you can get a lot of weeds from straw at times. I think I would go for it at $0.50/bale its steal/deal - You can always work on getting the weeds out once the grass it established..

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    Default Re: Hay for grass covering.

    You will get more weeds with hay, but a quick weed treatment will take care of it.
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    Default Re: Hay for grass covering.

    Thats what i was thinking. With straw at $5 a bale, it would probly be worth some weeds. I may try to check it out this weekend.

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    Default Re: Hay for grass covering.

    i bought 120 bales of straw at $2 a bale --


    -- why introduce all those chemicals to your lawn?

    they ain't free either, ya' know --

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    Default Re: Hay for grass covering.

    Quote Originally Posted by eric and his rtv
    i bought 120 bales of straw at $2 a bale --


    -- why introduce all those chemicals to your lawn?

    they ain't free either, ya' know --
    BUT what would i do with the left over 115 bales of straw I had to buy to get that price? LOL im assuming you to a volume discount price. Locally its about $4.50/bale around here..


    Brian
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    Co-owner (with my father) of John Deere 790, 30 HP, 4x4, 513 cutter, 70 FEL
    2012 Nissan Xterra Pro-4x

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