Grass Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by carlossauced
November 5, 2008
does grass seed die, I've had some for years or more, first time planting since I got it?

Thank You,

Carlos


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Answer from NGA
November 5, 2008

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Grass seeds loses viability as it ages, especially if it has been exposed to heat or moisture. The best thing to do is to try germinating a handfull of grass seed in a container filled with potting soil. Scatter the seeds on the soil, water them well and keep them moist for 7-10 days. You'll be able to tell whether all, half or some of the seeds are viable. With this information you'll know whether to broadcast the seeds at a normal rate, double rate or triple rate when reseeding your lawn.

Best wishes with your lawn!

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