Have you spent time and money trying to maintain a healthy and handsome lawn, only to be disappointed by dead patches and weeds? If so, you might need to start with a higher quality seed. Although the naked eye cannot tell seeds apart, the lower quality stuff really shows once it starts to grow.
Higher quality grass seed exists, and you just need to know where to look. (Spoiler alert: you won’t find it in the big box stores). You also need to know which type of lawn seed is best for your lawn and your region.
Know Your Soil
First, you should know your soil’s pH level. Most grass likes roughly neutral soil, while some are slightly tolerant of acidic soil. You might need to adjust your soil’s pH level before choosing a seed.
Then, you can start looking for grass types for your region. The best seed for your lawn will be one that naturally thrives in your climate based on sun, precipitation, local pests. Color and other factors might also be important depending on what’s normal in your neck of the woods. Nature’s Finest grass seed breaks things down into warm-season and cool-season types: Bermuda, Zoysia, and buffalo grass are for warm weather, while Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and fine fescue work well in cold climates.
Read the Ingredients
Just as you try to avoid buying groceries with a frightening ingredients list, you should pay attention to what is in your grass seed. The red flags are a lack of information, an unstated variety of seeds, and high percentages of weeds, creeper, or “other” content. The more pure and simple the ingredients, the better.
Big Box Store or Grass Experts?
Your favorite home improvement store might have a big nursery, but that does not guarantee a high-quality selection. Even some gardening stores will have the same generic, diluted products that are less reliable and less likely to produce healthy lawns.
There’s a traditional way to collect seeds. You can think of it as “artisan” approach, in fact. Wildland seed collectors know how to grow and produce higher quality seed with better genetics. For you, this means your new lawn will look the way you expect, with a lush density and color better than you imagined. The seed can even withstand drought and pests better than the mainstream stuff.
These benefits are why people who start buying higher quality lawn seed tend to become loyal customers. You can find this kind of quality in Nature’s Finest grass seed thanks to their expertise and network of trustworthy growers.
Better grass seed might cost slightly more, but it’s only a few extra dollars. Considering that quality grass seed can mean the difference between a sad or dying lawn and a thicker, greener, more luscious lawn, we think it’s well worth starting with quality seed.