Spring is right around the corner and you may have plans to convert mulched areas to grass or maybe even just spot seed some bare areas. Lots of people make the mistake of seeding these areas and then dropping hay over them. Contrary to popular belief, this is not recommended.
Hay is fresh cuttings of grasses and seedy plants, primarily used for feeding farm animals. It contains the seeds that could potentially take root in your lawn, making it less than ideal. These seeds may contain types of grasses not suitable for a lawn, as well as weeds. Yes, WEEDS!
If you are planning to do your seeding, please feel free to contact our office and we can help guide you in the right direction. The last thing you want to do is add more weeds when we are working to rid you of weeds!
This is a picture of a property that had hired contractors to do some underground work, and when they were finished, they dropped seed and covered everything with hay. If you have contractors working at your house, ask them not to do this to your lawn!