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If a green thumb is not your strong suit, a germination blanket called RollLawn may be just what you need to get a new lawn going. The "blanket" provides good erosion control and seed protection, and promotes rapid seed germination by trapping water close to the ground. The natural wood fibers (mostly poplar) decompose within ten days of exposure to sunlight, providing organic mulch for the grass. The lightweight, 40-inch by 100-foot rolls provide uniform coverage in less time than it takes to spread straw. And it's dyed green, so it looks like grass. You don't need to anchor it either because the wood fibers quickly bond to the soil when wet. The company is working on a version that would