We stock the following top quality seed varieties and fertilizer formulations in 50 lb bags.
If you need special seed mixes, please ask.


SEED

SeedOVERSEEDER II
70% Kentucky Bluegrass
30% Perennial Ryegrass
High quality mix for new lawns: good for pre- or post-season overseeding.

MEDALIST NORTH
70% Perennial Ryegrass
30% Kentucky Bluegrass

GENERAL TURF
40% Perennial Ryegrass
30% Kentucky Bluegrass
30% Creeping Red Fescue
A quality fast & versatile mixture. Good for lawns and general use areas.

ATHLETIC PRO II
50% Kentucky Bluegrass
50% Perennial Ryegrass
A great choice for home lawns or sport field overseeding.

IDEAL SHADE
40% Aruba Red Fescue
20% J-5 Chewings Fescue
40% Kentucky Bluegrass
Excellent for both sun and shade. Yields a lower maintenance turf.

MEDALIST GOLD
100% Perennial Ryegrass
First choice for rapid germination & fast growth. Excellent choice for in-season overseeding on athletic fields.

TRINITY KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS
100% Kentucky Bluegrass
Will yield a premium sod quality lawn or athletic field.

 A-PLUS
90% Turf Type Tall Fescue
10% Wildhorse Kentucky Bluegrass
An excellent deep rooted, drought tolerant turfgrass, also good in shady areas.

 

FERTILIZER

 Fertilizer18-23-12
Starter Fertilizer with 50% XCU
Starter fertilizer to promote root development: apply to soils prior to sodding or seeding new lawns.

 24-0-11
Turf fertilizer with 30% XCU with 3% Iron
Good late summer/early fall and all-purpose fertilizer.

30-0-9
Turf fertilizer with 30% XCU with 2% Iron
Good spring feed and green up. Can also be applied as a late fall feeding.

 

SEEDING TIPS…
Successful seedling development depends on: timing of planting, soil type, pH, moisture, fertility, seed quality, seed variety, planting method, weed competition and control.

SOIL TEST:
to determine pH and nutrient needs

WEED CONTROL:
Annual weeds are controlled when the soil is tilled. Perennial weeds can be controlled with a post-emergence herbicide. Be sure to read the label on any pre-emergent weed control product, as many cannot be used with new seedings.

REMOVE ROCKS & OTHER DEBRIS:
Remove any material larger than 1/2 inch in size. Large concentrations of buried organic material can support fungal growth such as “fairy ring”.

APPLY FERTILIZER:
Apply starter fertilizer as recommended from the soil test, as well as materials for pH adjustment if needed.

TILL:
Tilling works the fertilizer and pH control materials into the soil, helps new roots to grow, and makes it easier to smooth and level the planting area.

APPLY SEED:
The best time to seed cool season turfgrass is during August & September.

RAKE & ROLL:
Use a seeder to plant, or broadcast the seed on the tilled soil and lightly rake in to incorporate the seed into the soil. Use a light roller to help ensure good seed to soil contact.

WATERING:
Seed must be kept moist by frequent, light watering until the new root system has developed.

MOWING:
Mow as soon as the grass is high enough to cut; keep mower at its highest height and keep blades sharp.

 

UNDERSTANDING N-P-K
An easy way to remember what each nutrient contributes is:Up-Down-All Around

N is for nitrogen for the top growth of the turfgrass. Nitrogen aids photosynthesis—the process of converting carbohydrates into energy in the presence of sunlight. Carbohydrates can be used right away, or stored in reserve to help the plant through stress periods or winter dormancy. The end result also contributes to the color of the turfgrass.

P is for phosphorus for the root system of the plant, which helps transport water and nutrients from the soil.

K is for potassium to maintain a healthy cell structure in the plant. Potassium keeps the blades rigid, providing endurance to withstand stresses such as heavy traffic on the grass.

 

WHEN & HOW TO FERTILIZE
For a healthy lawn, feed every 4 - 6 weeks.

∙ A slow release or controlled release form of Nitrogen should be used whenever possible, especially on spring and fall applications.

∙ Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

∙ Always “water-in” fertilizer after applying.

 

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