[Canadian Tire] All Purpose Grass Seed, 25-kg $83.99 (Reg. $119.99)
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For anyone looking for a large quantity of grass seeds.
May 7th, 2020 7:44 pm
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May 7th, 2020 7:57 pm
May 8th, 2020 7:35 am
Could you share some details to help others in the pursuit of quality grass seed?
May 8th, 2020 8:27 am
This isn't a bad bag if you're trying to establish a lawn from scratch (though you should consider sod if time is important). The Ryegrass will limit the weeds infiltrating in year 1 and allow the fescue to establish nicely/easily.JWL wrote: ↑ Could you share some details to help others in the pursuit of quality grass seed?
1. Where did you get this info from? I couldn't find it on the website.
2. What grass types should we be looking for? I am aware that "Annual Ryegrass" will show quick growth when it is planted but not re-grow the following year so is of questionable value.
Thanks in advance.
May 8th, 2020 8:33 am
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May 8th, 2020 9:39 am
Click on the 'questions' tab under the 'ratings & reviews'... the sketchy thing is that Cdn tire has a habit of changing the % mix from year to year. Notice 3 yrs ago they said it was 50% Tall Fescue, 20% Perennial Ryegrass, 30% Annual Ryegrass. 2 years ago they said it's 5% KBG but gave no other percentages, and last year the answer was "While we do not give out the exact contents of the product we can say it has a diverse mix of seeds to enable a successful lawn under all growing conditions"... which is industry speak for 'the cheapest mix we can find' (ie no KBG)
Anything sold as 'quick grow' or 'contractor mix' will have a high % of annual rye, some perennial rye, and very little KBG... which is good if your yard is 90% dirt and you are looking to sell your house in 3 weeks
May 8th, 2020 9:43 am
This. People don't seem to understand that there is no "best" type of grass. It depends on your personal needs (sunny/shady, high/low traffic, preferred mowing height/frequency, watering frequency etc.). I personally hate tall fescue because it grows in clumpy bunches, with very coarse thick blades and often gets mistaken for a weed/crabgrass in a KBG yard:lleb13 wrote: ↑ This isn't a bad bag if you're trying to establish a lawn from scratch (though you should consider sod if time is important). The Ryegrass will limit the weeds infiltrating in year 1 and allow the fescue to establish nicely/easily.
But most people visually like KBG better. I find it's more maintenance and I've got three kids so the lawn gets trampled daily.
I like tall fescue personally. Those little seed pod heads that come out in the summer gives the yard a more natural look.
That being said, I introduce clover and other grass alternatives to my grass so I'm obviously part of the minority.
This is a bad bag if you're just overseeding.
May 10th, 2020 9:43 am