How do germination blankets work?

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Old 06-11-17, 08:30 PM
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How do germination blankets work?

Do those green germination blankets that dissolve into the ground work ok?
 
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Old 06-12-17, 04:56 AM
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Yes, if you are talking about the straw sort of mats with light netting holding it in place. I seed the area like you would normally. Then roll out the mat and stake it down. I use sticks, tongue depressors or bamboo skewers so they will break down over time and won't hurt a mower blade. The grass will grow up through the mat. When it's time to mow just mow over it all. 3 months later you'll have to look hard to tell the mat was ever there.
 
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Yes, if you are talking about the straw sort of mats with light netting holding it in place. I seed the area like you would normally. Then roll out the mat and stake it down. I use sticks, tongue depressors or bamboo skewers so they will break down over time and won't hurt a mower blade. The grass will grow up through the mat. When it's time to mow just mow over it all. 3 months later you'll have to look hard to tell the mat was ever there.
Thanks a lot Pilot, they'll protect against those pesky squirrels!
 
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They work over dirt and seed. I would not use one if overseeding.
 
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They work over dirt and seed. I would not use one if overseeding.
Yeah right, thanks. I wouldn't use it for overseeding. I'm going to attempt to overseed this fall. Someone said cut the grass short when doing it.
 
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I cut the grass short when overseeding just to allow a longer time before I cut it again.
 
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