Best mulch for grass seed?
Is straw still the recommended mulch for new seed? (I've got another thread about fixing the grass next to our new pool, but regardless of what we do there, I've still got another area that is going to be replanted from scratch this year.) It's about 2000 sqft. It has been quite a while since I've planted such a large area. I seem to remember in the past that straw blew all around and made a mess. I can get bales of chopped straw (Mainely Mulch brand), but it's kind of expensive and I wouldn't know how many bales to buy. What do you recommend that would be effective and economical?