Seed & Straw

2-grass-seeds-hands-lgStarting a lawn from seed is the least expensive way to transform your home.  The best time to start lawns from seed, or by any means, is just prior to the grass’s season of most vigorous growth.

Creating a healthy lawn takes planning; you’ll need to time the seeding with cooperative weather conditions. After the seed is planted, some precautions need to be taken to ensure that the grass will root and grow.

Seeds need to be covered to protect them from birds. Typically straw is used.  Other benefits of using straw is that it provides light shading from the sun and will keep the soil moist while the grass takes root. Watering will weigh down the straw to help keep it in place.

Straw is a cheap cover for large areas and most importantly there is no smell, unlike with manure, which can also be used.

Grass will grow up through the straw. When the grass is ready for its first mowing, a lawn mower can easily turn the straw to mulch or pick up the straw with the grass cuttings.

Trying to decide if you should seed or use sod for your property.  Consider these points in making your decision.

Quality seed establishment has several advantages:

  1. Cheap initial establishment cost

  2. Wide variety selection

  3. Low labor requirement

  4. Less time for job completion

  5. Ease of establishment in difficult areas.

Some disadvantages of seeding to consider before making a final decision are:

  1. An erosion potential during the establishment stage

  2. The time lag before the area will be usable

  3. The need to reseed areas which do not establish well

  4. The need for seedling weed control

  5. Limited desirable seeding periods

  6. Necessity of frequent watering during germination

  7. The fact that tangible, end-product quality cannot be purchased.


Certified Seeds meet the requirements of certification at the time of inspection.  All Seeds Sunny & Shady.

  • T&T Blend 6 Mix Tall Fescoe
  • Picasos Single Blend
  • Water Saver 3 Blend Mix Tall Fescue
  • Scotts Tall Fescue
  • Lexco Tall Fescue
  • Rebel III Tall Fescue
  • Kentucky 31 Penkotd Tall Fescue
  • Pennington Select Tri Plex Tall Fescue
  • Turf Builder Annual Ryegrass