Mulch Problems
Q.

ground cover in our garden

Anonymous added on July 16, 2015 | Answered

When it comes to mulching, can grass hay be used in place of straw as ground cover in our garden? We have been looking for a cheap source for straw and today we were offered several bales of 2-year old hay that has been stored in a dry barn. The price, FREE, is right but want to be sure it won't cause any problems.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 16, 2015

Using hay is fine BUT you need to know what's in it, as many hay bales are filled with weed seeds that can pop up in the garden. Of course, if you don't mind plucking these as soon as you see them (and if it's thick enough you may not get any), then by all means take advantage of your freebie!

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Mulch Problems
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More