How Much Wheat Straw Is Too Much (For A Bermuda Lawn)?

Q: I planted my lawn with bermuda seed and covered it with about 1/4″ of wheat straw. Was this too much?

A: As long as the wheat straw doesn’t completely cover the soil and prevent sunlight from getting to the seedlings, they will grow through it just fine. After the seedlings are a couple of inches tall, you can lightly rake away the wheat straw if it still seems problematic.

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