(Anti) Erosion Blanket
Good Morning, Finished seeding and all. I had purchased a 8' x 112.5 STRAW erosion blanket from Home Depot. Well rated, but looked (past tense) "cheap". BUT there is a lead time because it MUST be ordered! I ran out of material and went to Southern States Turf Center and picked up an EXCELSIOR blanket. Much more expensive, "looks" like higher quality... but I am afraid that the grass will NOT germinate under that. Should I very quickly order another straw blanket from Home Depot? Will grass germinate under the thicker blanket?? Thanks!
Montgomery County Maryland
The straw blanket will work. The down side is that it is possible that there may be a chance of some weed seeds. The straw will breakdown once you start mowing.
We tend to think that the Excelsior blanket may be too thick for germination and turfgrass growth.