grass seed - Knowledgebase Question

Birmingham, Al
Question by brianwburton
May 11, 2009
What is the difference between straight,blended,and mixed seed


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Answer from NGA
May 11, 2009

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Straight seed consists of only one type of grass and is suited to situations where you want to achieve a certain look or effect. Blends (several varieties of one type) and mixtures (combination of different types) offer better disease resistance and a uniform lawn, regardless of different growing conditions throughout your yard. For mixed grass seed, the percentage of each type of grass varies from blend to blend. Avoid mixtures that read ?variety not stated? as this may indicate poor seed quality. Directions for use will provide an idea of how much area the seed will cover and other specifics about planting. The germination percentage is also listed and indicates the proportion of seed that will germinate if growing conditions are at their best. Look for percentages at or above 75%.

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