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I don’t like pulling weeds! We don’t like pulling weeds either. We, as sod growers, are especially careful about weeds. We are also very careful about seed. The seed we use is 100% weed free. Our label says, "0.00% weed seed." Don’t waste time pulling weeds, start with weed free seed.
SOD Quality Seed
We offer our beautiful Triathalawn Tall Fescue and perennial ryegrass overseed. Both are 100% weed free!
Comes in various sizes
The germination period is longer than other species (about two to three weeks). But thanks to a special QuickGrow2X coating, the mixture grows faster than other bermudagrasses and resists disease. Soon enough, you’ll have a beautiful lawn with medium-textured grass that’s dense, lush, and feels good between your toes.
Best for Warm Season: Water Saver Lawn Seed Mixture with Turf-Type Tall Fescue and RFT
Grass seed needs to be watered once or twice a day until it germinates. How much and how often depends on where you live and what the weather is like, but the goal is to keep the top layer of soil moist at all times. When your seedlings are about an inch tall, you can switch to watering every other day. After a few weeks, when the grass has established, weekly or bi-weekly watering should suffice.
Suited for Midwestern lawns
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun and Partial Shade | Climate: Drought | Size: 1,000 square feet | Grass Texture: Coarse
I found this out the hard way in my own yard when an inexperienced landscaper regraded my lawn with poor quality subsoil from a construction site. His argument was that the “sterile” soil was free of weed seeds, but I quickly learned that nothing would grow in that terrible soil EXCEPT weeds! Each year since, I have undertaken the steps I’ll explain below, to gradually correct that mistake.
Throughout the year, take steps to care for your lawn according to the season and grass type. Proper watering, fertilizing, and mowing will go a long way toward strengthening your lawn.
Three Steps to a Weed Free Lawn
Check out our spring, summer, and fall lawn care guides for more information on encouraging healthy grass.
Conquering a weedy lawn is quite a challenge! However, you can be successful if you keep one thing in mind: weeds are a signal that the grass in your yard isn’t happy. Simply spraying the weeds and planting more grass seed won’t solve the problem, because something’s causing the grass to die out. A healthy, thick lawn will naturally be low in weeds, and a weedy lawn needs lots of TLC to recover, usually in the form of soil improvement.
If you have the resources, you can always dig out the weeds and poor soil, bring in some high quality topsoil, and replant grass seed or sod. This can be expensive and requires some special equipment, so you may want the help of a licensed landscape contractor.