Covering Newly Planted Grass Seed
I'm reseeding my entire front lawn in central Ohio. I have killed all the old grass and am in the process of raking/digging it completely out from the dead roots. I will spread 1/2 - 1 inch of topsoil (60% pulverized soil, 20% sand, 20% comtil) then plant and lightly roll. Do I need to cover with straw or peat moss if I keep it moist. Will the birds take the seed if I do not cover the seed? Is there any advantages of peatmoss over straw? Thanks!