Why Top Quality Grass Seed Makes a Difference in Your Lawn
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?
New Technology Makes a Better Grass Seed for You
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.
I Thought I Was Buying Grass SEED
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.
Weed Seed Content is 1.0 %. That's a Pretty Low Number... Right?
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.
Germination Percentage: How Much of the Seed Will Actually Grow?
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.
Make the Investment
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