Salt Hay

(Organic Garden Mulch, Weed & Seed Free, Rot Resistant)

6/30/24 – Great News! Maxwell’s Hardware in Downingtown, PA will have bales of Salt Hay in stock starting on Monday July 8th. If you need a larger quantity or delivery, please call Mid-Atlantic Pine Straw Mulch at 484-202-7608. We now ship via UPS boxes of Salt Hay nationwide. You can order boxes of salt hay at our new website:

Salt Hay is truly a unique Mulch that provides numerous benefits over other mulches. AKA Spartina Patens, which is a type of natural cord grass that grows throughout salt marshes along the Eastern Seaboard.

Benefits of Mulching your gardens with Salt Hay:

Does not contain seeds, unlike wheat straw which contains seeds that can germinate in your garden beds.


Keeps the moisture in the beds

Can be reused over several growing seasons

Resistant to rotting

Does not compact and smoother plants

Shades the soils and keeps it from drying out as fast as other mulches.

Good winter insulator for bulbs, vegetables, and perennials.

Use when seeding your lawn to cover the grass seed to allow the moisture to remain in the soil to ensure better seed germination. Do not use wheat straw as it contains seeds, which will leave you with wheat straw growing in your yard.

Great for Erosion control, use Salt Hay when you seed your lawn rather than wheatgrass or straw which both contains seeds.

Bale of Salt Hay
Salt Hay in use in a raised bed for insulation protection of new seedlings