Straw is an excellent fertilizer and it also helps to keep the lawn from being torn up in the fragile wet state that winter brings. After having spread grass seed, I broke up two bales and spread it so it makes like a carpet pathway across the lawn. I usually work the grass seed into the soil but with the drought conditions, I did not want to break up the soil in advance because we have been repeatedly promised rains that have never materialized. The straw will help to prevent mud / dirt from being tracked in by the dogs. The dogs have paths around the yard and thankfully, straw eliminates a lot of the muddy mess though the curly coated ADTs will some times bring in pieces of it on their coats. By spring, the straw will have already begun to break down into the soil or the lawn mower will make quick work of the residue thus further enriching the soil.

Views: 2

Tags: fertilizer, straw

Comment

You need to be a member of Garden-Share to add comments!

Join Garden-Share

Latest Activity

Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia posted a photo

Cymbidium Castle of Mey " Pinkie" AM/RHS

Entered my first orchid show with this orchid. I was writing up cards, not really taking much notice of the judges fussing around my orchid. Turns out that the parentage of this orchid goes back to the species by only 4 generations and it has won…
5 hours ago
Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi. commented on Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi.'s group Birds in the Garden
"Patricia, that is sad about loosing so many finches, the white crowned sparrows are so cute, we get them in the spring for several weeks, they flipped seed around and dig to find more.   They would eat under the feeders so none of the seed…"
7 hours ago
anne andrews/7b commented on Clare Oliva's photo
Thumbnail

Miscanthus Blooms

"Looks like they are glowing... :)"
8 hours ago
anne andrews/7b commented on Clare Oliva's photo
8 hours ago
Vicky Myers and Martha Staley are now friends
8 hours ago
Vicky Myers left a comment for Martha Staley
"At my last house I had a blue bird clematis, looked like little birds in flight. I left it behind since they are so delicate."
9 hours ago
Vicky Myers left a comment for Martha Staley
"Yes I do like my sunsets here, thank-you. You have a nice stand of red Dianthus. I'm into edible flowers too. How do you keep the bugs out of your Columbine? Any time I ever grew them they got all full of bugs, since you can't eat them I…"
9 hours ago
Patricia Mickelson/Z10/CA commented on Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi.'s group Birds in the Garden
"I am so glad that the white crown sparrows have returned to Santa Barbara. I am enjoying watching them in my bird bath and throwing seed on the ground for them. I had such a tough summer with the house and purple finches. I would sometimes find 5 a…"
10 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Community Manager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service