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[Canadian Tire] All Purpose Grass Seed 1KG - $4.49

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[Canadian Tire] All Purpose Grass Seed 1KG - $4.49

All purpose grass seed in the 1KG bag is 55% off, where as all other sizes are only 30% off. This grass seed has great reviews. For the price, seems to be much better value and better reviews than the Scotts in general.
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Any greenthumbs out there who can offer me some advice? I have a postage stamp of a front lawn in front of my place where nothing seems to grow. Would I just toss this on for grass or would I need to apply an undercoat (for lack of an appropriate word) of soil to the area? Thanks so much in advance.
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NoCountry4RFDer wrote: Is it an annual or does it reproduce every year?
Blend of fescue, bluegrass and bluegrass
All those grasses will come back every year.
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What is the approximate area you can cover with 1kg when overseeding?
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omg we just bought the big bag last weekend - how do you do price protection if you cant return stuff ?
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ChicoQuente wrote: What is the approximate area you can cover with 1kg when overseeding?
Dont know about overseeding but there is a note on the bag stating covers 45 sq m (484 sq ft)
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From CT details: ‘Blend of fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass.’

The ryegrass is an annual plant which is added to the mix b/c it germinates quickly and shades the slower (more desirable) bluegrass. It won’t return the next year. So some ryegrass is good if you’re seeding new grass but for top dressing, it’s not necessary. Also, it’s the cheapest seed for the manufacturers and therefore some mixes have too high a percent of ryegrass in order to lower their cost. CT doesn’t show the percentages.
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PSA:

If your area has problem with Chafer beetle grubs, aside from amending the soil, don't plant Kentucky bluegrass. You want hardy grasses with deeper roots like tall fescue. Microclover is great as well.

I cringe when I see people with decimated lawns from grub, dump some soil on top and throw the big box store seeds down. You need to research and see what grasses do best in you region and get it from a local nursery or seed store.
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Scott’s has a guarantee. If it doesn’t work, money back. Scott’s coated always works. This brand failed me 3 years in a row. Just my experience.
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Why would you want grass instead of something low maintenance like moss.
kevinshalfpenny wrote: I have a postage stamp of a front lawn in front of my place where nothing seems to grow.
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Pretty hard to determine if this is a good deal just by weight alone. If you look at the coverage area it will differ 10-20x between brands for the same weight
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Judicious wrote: From CT details: ‘Blend of fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass.’

The ryegrass is an annual plant which is added to the mix b/c it germinates quickly and shades the slower (more desirable) bluegrass. It won’t return the next year. So some ryegrass is good if you’re seeding new grass but for top dressing, it’s not necessary. Also, it’s the cheapest seed for the manufacturers and therefore some mixes have too high a percent of ryegrass in order to lower their cost. CT doesn’t show the percentages.
Very well put! Just want to add that not only does CT not show percentages, the mix will vary between different bag sizes as well... in previous years, their largest/'best deal' sized bag had no KBG in the mix at all.
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Judicious wrote: From CT details: ‘Blend of fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass.’

The ryegrass is an annual plant which is added to the mix b/c it germinates quickly and shades the slower (more desirable) bluegrass. It won’t return the next year. So some ryegrass is good if you’re seeding new grass but for top dressing, it’s not necessary. Also, it’s the cheapest seed for the manufacturers and therefore some mixes have too high a percent of ryegrass in order to lower their cost. CT doesn’t show the percentages.
I've used this before when it was incredibly cheap. I feel like it is mostly ryegrass, I got good germination but I had to keep doing it every year.
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Judicious wrote: From CT details: ‘Blend of fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass.’

The ryegrass is an annual plant which is added to the mix b/c it germinates quickly and shades the slower (more desirable) bluegrass. It won’t return the next year. So some ryegrass is good if you’re seeding new grass but for top dressing, it’s not necessary. Also, it’s the cheapest seed for the manufacturers and therefore some mixes have too high a percent of ryegrass in order to lower their cost. CT doesn’t show the percentages.

There's annual ryegrass and perennial ryegrass. Most decent seed mixes use perennial.

To all - do some actual research before you just throw down whatever seed is on sale. Different climates and different soil types (and the amount of sun exposure, watering schedule) will determine what kind of grass seed you should be using.
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Jun 12, 2018
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I used this Garden Club Canadian Tire seed a few years ago and it grew great, very quickly too. The following year the yard was very patchy. I think there's a lot of annual ryegrass in this mix. Wouldn't buy again.
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Judicious wrote: From CT details: ‘Blend of fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass.’

The ryegrass is an annual plant which is added to the mix b/c it germinates quickly and shades the slower (more desirable) bluegrass. It won’t return the next year. So some ryegrass is good if you’re seeding new grass but for top dressing, it’s not necessary. Also, it’s the cheapest seed for the manufacturers and therefore some mixes have too high a percent of ryegrass in order to lower their cost. CT doesn’t show the percentages.
So any bluegrass product that you can recommend? I m willing to spend more upfront if it means less times wasted in the future.
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Mar 19, 2016
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Used this stuff last year. Worked really well. Lawn was lush until I let the dogs back out there Loudly Crying Face

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