Will ryegrass grow if thrown on top of pine straw?

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Will rye grass still grow if you just throw it on the ground and the ground is covered over with pine straw


Most all seed needs seed to soil contact.  I’m sure some of the seeds will germinate if thrown on top pine straw – if the straw is wet. I suspect it would be sparse stand.

The germination and survival rate will be much better if you rake the straw back and expose the soil.

Enjoy creation,


December 14, 2015