The Q&A Archives: Straw Vs Hay Mulch

Question: Which is better to cover your garden with. Hay or Straw. My husband and I have a long time conflict over this.

Answer: In my experience they are both good. Some gardeners prefer straw because it does not contain weed seeds. It may also be less expensive than hay. Hay on the other hand can be a good source of nitrogen where straw is not. I guess I'm not really helping one side or the other, am I?

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