Benefits of Using Soil³ Compost Instead of Wheat Straw for Mulch
Soil3 does not smother seeds or seedlings like wheat straw can, especially when wheat straw is spread too thick
Wheat straw bring in weed seeds, while Soil3 is cooked to 160 degrees, thereby killing weed seeds
Soil3 adds nutrients, but what straw ads nothing
Soil3 improves germination and speeds up lawn coverage by ensuring consistent moisture retention of the soil and because the dark color of the compost helps it hold heat from the sunlight
Wheat straw is notorious for smothering seeds and seedlings, plus it brings in weed seeds to your new lawn. Soil3 is preferable because you can spread it thinner and it's produced via a natural high-heat composting method, which renders it free of weeds.
The process of using Soil3 to create a new lawn is simple and begins with traditional the ground prep of incorporating compost into to improve your dirt. Then, use a broadcast spreader to evenly scatter your grass seeds. Finally, use a shovel or compost spreader to spread 1/4" of Soil3 compost on top of your seeds.
Compost spreaders come in many forms from small drums you push to larger gas-powered spreaders that are self propelled. You can often rent theres at your local equipment rental and most Super-Sod stores rent them out as well.