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Birds eating winter grass seeds

Posted by senore100 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 3, 11 at 18:11

Had the winter grass overseeding done over the weekend. This morning when I stepped outside, my gosh, there were around 100 pigeons pecking away on my lawn! What do you guys do to deal with this? Do I just rely on odds (if odds are on my side) that there will be enough left to give a winter lawn??

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RE: Birds eating winter grass seeds

some people recommend covering the seeds in manure.

I did this when I seeded my bermuda grass this past spring and I rarely saw any pigeons eating my seeds. My neighbor's house (two story house) has hundreds of pigeons always hanging out on their roof every day and I was surprised that they didn't attack my seeds lol

RE: Birds eating winter grass seeds

Thanks raimeiken! It looks like my landscaper did compensate for this when he did it. I am already seeing the green coming out vigorously!

RE: Birds eating winter grass seeds

Just add 10% more seed...... Bermuda seed is not very desirable to birds.

RE: Birds eating winter grass seeds

Just use a topper over your seed- not manure. There's chances of it burning your seed and with regular topper, it protects it from the birds and doesn't leave your yard smelling bad either!

RE: Birds eating winter grass seeds

If you want to go out and buy one of those impact sprinklers with a motion detector on it that shoots a back-and-forth of water when it detects motion, you'll not only deter the birds, but you'll be keeping your seeded lawn damp, which is good for it. I wish I could think of the brand name, It might be called a scarecrow, but i'm not 100% sure.

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