Bargain grass seed often grows a hodge-podge of ugly grass clumps and weeds that make an unsightly lawn. The best way to grow an attractive lawn is with a top quality grass seed. But, how do you know good seed from bad?
Scotts® has put a tremendous amount of research into developing new grass varieties. These new varieties are developed to be finer textured, greener, and more tolerant of shade, drought, or punishing sun. Bargain grass seed often contains older varieties that are much coarser, lighter green, and require much more effort on your part to grow well.
Empty seed hulls, stems, and fillers can make up a significant amount of the material in a bag of bargain grass seed. How does it get there? Top quality grass seed means top quality cleaning to remove empty seed hulls, stems, dirt and other material found in the field. Bargain grass seed is often not cleaned using sophisticated machinery, leaving you with the dirt.
There is a tremendous amount of seeds in even a small bag of grass seed. Even if the weed seed number is very small, it could mean hundreds of weeds for you- making you lawn more work, more expensive, and more time consuming. How much is your time and money worth? So look for the most weed free seed possible, or 99.99% weed free. That's Scotts® quality.
If you look at a bag of grass seed, it has a little patch of information about the contents. Most people don't look at it, and that's too bad. That little patch tells you how much of the seed inside will sprout. Quality seed is considered to have a germination rate of 85% or more. Bargain seed often has a lower rate, meaning you will have to use more of that bargain seed and weed to get the same amount of grass to grow.
If you're thinking about buying grass seed, make the best choice for you, your family, and your home. A few extra dollars now could buy you a whole lot more free time and save you a significant amount of frustration and money later on this year. When you buy from Scotts®, you're buying from a company that has been offering top quality seed for over 100 years and backs each bag with a no-quibble guarantee. Scotts® sets the standard by which the competition is measured.