Agricultural straw that has been cut, dried, and baled.  The bales are standard size, approximately 1 ½’ X 2’ X 4’ and will cover about 500 square feet (based on hand spreading).  Straw blowers will cover approximately 350-450 square feet per bale.  Straw is recommended for spreading over all newly planted grass seed.  It helps retain moisture and keeps the wind from blowing the seed.


  • Covering new seed to help moisture retention and protect seed.
  • Bedding in dog kennels, horse stalls.
  • Temporary, low retaining walls.
  • Erosion control.