The Bales of Straw Needed for Ground Cover calculators computes the number of AREA COVERED Pasture covered in oat straw for new grass. The End Result regular square-bales of straw needed to cover an area such as a field, garden or planter.
Bales of Straw: The calculator computes the number of bales of straw needed to cover the area for seed growth.
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When planting grass, it is often recommended to cover the seed with straw to protect the seed and encourage the growth of the grass and retention of moisture. This answers the question, "How much straw do I need to cover grass seed?"