Is Straw Needed to Plant Grass Seed?

Straw is not required when planting grass seed, but it has benefits if you choose to use it. Applying clean straw mulch over a newly seeded lawn will prevent the seeds from washing away and retain soil moisture during the germination stage.

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Jennifer Loucks has over 10 years of experience as a former technical writer for a software development company in Wisconsin. Her writing experience includes creating software documentation and help documents for clients and staff along with training curriculum. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science major from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls specializing in animal science and business.