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,


Answer from NGA
November 5, 2008


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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