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[Food Basics] $19.95 10 lb Standard Lawn Grass Seed

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$19.95 10 lb Standard Lawn Grass Seed

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Decent deal on grass seed.

I think this is 10lb of Speare Seeds' Premium Mixture, sold for $32 elsewhere.

40% Coated Kentucky Bluegrass
40% Creeping Red Fescue
20% Turf-type Perennial Ryegrass

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Not quite as good as the CT See price about a week ago but still good. Thanks for sharing OP
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Is this seed better than the Scotts seed sold in Costco?
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Is it too late to seed in the spring? Should one wait till fall now to reseed?
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reggyDeal wrote: Is it too late to seed in the spring? Should one wait till fall now to reseed?
It is said from late April to early May
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bullbell wrote: Is this seed better than the Scotts seed sold in Costco?
I can't speak from actual experience using this seed, however, I will say I contacted Spear Seeds asking if they sold to the public as I wanted to buy direct from them. They have a good reputation apparently. Their correspondence left a little to be desired. $19.99 is a good price for 10LBS of seed IMHO. I'm going to be trying to buy a bag or two! Good ratio mix as well. No annual Rye and 40% KBG.
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Kerberos wrote: I can't speak from actual experience using this seed, however, I will say I contacted Spear Seeds asking if they sold to the public as I wanted to buy direct from them. They have a good reputation apparently. Their correspondence left a little to be desired. $19.99 is a good price for 10LBS of seed IMHO. I'm going to be trying to buy a bag or two! Good ratio mix as well. No annual Rye and 40% KBG.
Just checked my Scotts supreme 3.8kg bag. It contains the same three types of grass seeds but does not say anything about the ratio.
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How does this compare to the Scotts at Costco??..I assume the scotts is better?
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Just picked up a few bags, thanks OP! This is a good price for a 10lb bag of quality seed that I've had success with. I usually get Speare at a garden centre, so surprised to see it at Food Basics.

See below for a postcard from Speare that I got last year on some info on the different seed species...might help some people out. Kentucky Bluegrass does take longer to establish FYI (but it is lush!!!)
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teedomo88 wrote: How does this compare to the Scotts at Costco??..I assume the scotts is better?
Do not assume Scott's is better just because it has a name brand on it. You have to investigate the blend percentages.
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RunnerForDeals wrote: Do not assume Scott's is better just because it has a name brand on it. You have to investigate the blend percentages.
People get too obsessed over KBG... unless you are prepared to do regular watering, KBG is actually not great.
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NotJoPapa wrote: Thanks OP! I’ll be picking up a couple bags. I’ve had really good success with this blend. Just an FYI, these are all cool season grass seeds, so best to set in the fall.
I'm looking to plant some grass to minimize growth of weeds in my backyard - which is currently patches of exposed dirt. Should I wait to fall to plant these or can I plant them now before weeds start growing?
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er34er34 wrote: People get too obsessed over KBG... unless you are prepared to do regular watering, KBG is actually not great.
What grass would you recommend for Northern GTA climate?
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teedomo88 wrote: How does this compare to the Scotts at Costco??..I assume the scotts is better?
Dont assume that,i would say this stuff is by far 100% better. Always had issues with costco stuff and thought thats just how grass seed was until buying the canadiantire gold green and then this seed posted here. Wont buy the scotts anymore.
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er34er34 wrote: People get too obsessed over KBG... unless you are prepared to do regular watering, KBG is actually not great.
reggyDeal wrote: What grass would you recommend for Northern GTA climate?
KBG = high maintenance/water, but looks best if you put in the effort and pay the water bills. needs full sun. spreading, so it fills in holes
creeping red fescue = fine fescue; most fescue grow in clumps, so you need to overseed them after a while. this one is creeping. this is a grass that grows in shade and doesn't like full sun
perennial ryegrass = fast germinating, so you see results fast. KBG seeds take longer to germinate, so don't ease up on watering just because you see the ryegrass sprouting

This is a mix of grasses designed to basically work; in full sun, the KBG will take over and the fine fescue will die out, in shade the opposite. the ryegrass is in between the two
There are also tall/course fescues that need less water than KBG, but are clumping, not creeping. Less water/maintenance, but you will need to overseed eventually to help fill in bare spots. sun/some shade.
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Elfwood wrote: I'm looking to plant some grass to minimize growth of weeds in my backyard - which is currently patches of exposed dirt. Should I wait to fall to plant these or can I plant them now before weeds start growing?
From what I read last year fall is best if you don't want weeds. Spring is worst.
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djpr wrote: From what I read last year fall is best if you don't want weeds. Spring is worst.
So I should buy this bag and wait until Fall to plant it? And just deal with weeds for this spring/summer?
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Elfwood wrote: So I should buy this bag and wait until Fall to plant it? And just deal with weeds for this spring/summer?
Why not plant in spring and fill in during fall?

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