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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Grass in the last batch of Hay I just laid!! Can't tell what kind it is, but I will probably be covered with landscape fabric through the winter or with more mulch....thick layers of leaves, paper, etc to become part of the mulch/soil in the spring. Am I on the right track or do I need to suffocate it...seems like it would be added nutrients. Any other suggestions? Do not know what kind of grass seeds they are.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    If you bought Hay then most likely those are Hay seeds. If you buy Straw then there are no seeds.
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Yeah @toni...i think they got the stacks mixed up this time....he clearly asked me "not for horses correct". I'll just cover with cardboard, not landscape fabric, and add the other things on top from there...those beds should be amazing next spring.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The south half of our front yard and a good portion of the back yard were covered with cardboard and 'cheap' soil (could not afford the good stuff for that much space) a few years ago, worked great on the weeds and there was some good growing soil when I started planting in it.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    How much of this hay did you buy ?
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Good morning...thought I would show you a pic of the seed that is sprouting....
    @mart....6 bales
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    I have the same problem hummerbum
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I like the idea of covering it with cardboard and then other organic material.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Its nothing that I recognize but if iits a hay grass,, shouldn`t be difficult to find out from your county extension agent ! The bulb on the root tells me that its a legume and possibly annual rye grass which is a common hay grass ! If so it adds nitrogen to the soil and will be gone by spring/summer !
    If it is perennial rye it keeps growing in summer ! I just know about hay grasses here so its best to check with the county agent ! You can always sell the hay to someone with horses and then buy straw !
     
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    @mart...that's what I was thinking, that it will add nitrogen to the soil. I am sending the pic to the county agent to make sure what I have. Thanks
     
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    Let is know what you find out !!
     
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    Hi everyone...I was told by the extension office that it could be Bermuda grass. I've done my own research after that because of the hull and it's more wheat than anything. It's about 2 inches tall now, but when I go out and pull up the straw that it came in by the handful, it comes up with no problems, roots and all. If it is wheat, I just flip it so that it dies out. I'm thinking there should be some pretty good stuff in that bed ready for next year.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Just shake the soil off the roots though.
    It sounds like the stuff I get sometimes.
     
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    @Sjoerd...oddly enough, the roots didn't go through the layer of straw mulch from the summer, so it is super easy to undo...i just have to do it. lol
     
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