Why choose our seed?
Plant breeders produce improved varieties, improved varieties produce a better lawn.
The certified seed varieties, mixtures, and blends we sell are your assurance of a superior lawn that will beautify your property for years and years to come.
Through the science of conventional plant breeding, turfgrass breeders select individual grass plants for quality, color, density, resistance to diseases and insects, tolerance to heat, cold and much more.
After years of selection and natural cross breeding of the strongest and most attractive plants, the new seed variety is examined by two independent expert panels to verify 1) uniformity, 2) uniqueness, 3) stability, and 4) eligibility for seed certification.
Remember, inferior turfgrass seed will never produce a superior lawn no matter how much time, effort and money you invest after planting.
Broadleaf Weed Control
As much as we would like to believe that a lush, healthy lawn will choke out all weeds, Mother Nature doesn't work that way. Don't ask me where they come from but broadleaf weeds always seem to appear in even the best lawn.
The most common broadleaf weeds are dandelions and clover.
These plants are easily killed with a broadleaf weed herbicide marketed under common brands like Weed Be Gone, Trimec, Ortho, etc. Just about any 3-way herbicide containing 2-4D, MCPP, and Dicamba will kill broadleaf weeds without harming cool season turfgrasses commonly found in lawns.
If your lawn is heavily infested with these weeds it makes sense to spread a granular weed & feed product (fertilizer impregnated with herbicide) over your entire lawn. This is a contact herbicide so be sure to apply it when the lawn is damp or dewy so the granules stick to the leaves of the weeds.
Timing is important. Wait until the broadleaf weeds are actively growing but before the dandelions go to seed. This way you can take out most, if not all, of your broadleaf weeds for the entire season.
The following year it will not be necessary to use a weed & feed product on the entire lawn. Now you can spot spray the few surviving individual broadleaf weeds with a hand operated spray bottle of liquid 3-way weed killer. Liquids containing a colorant marker (blue is common) help you identify which weeds you missed.