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The Best Cover Over Grass Seed

By Ellen Douglas

A light application of salt hay makes an ideal mulch for just-sown grass seed. It covers large areas inexpensively, prevents seed from blowing away and doesn't sprout weeds. If you can afford it, or for smaller areas, use manure or compost instead to both protect the seed and feed the soil.

 

About the Author

 

Ellen Douglas has written on food, gardening, education and the arts since 1992. Douglas has worked as a staff reporter for the Lakeville Journal newspaper group. Previously, she served as a communication specialist in the nonprofit field. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.