Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-25-2013, 10:21 PM
McGaw McGaw is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 124
Coated Grass Seed

Hi guys,

Just wondering if any of you guys use coated grass seed? Does it work better than regular seed? I've had a few customers asking for me to put it down for them because they've heard it's better.

Thanks alot!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-25-2013, 11:18 PM
maynardGkeynes maynardGkeynes is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 392
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGaw View Post
Hi guys,Just wondering if any of you guys use coated grass seed? Does it work better than regular seed? I've had a few customers asking for me to put it down for them because they've heard it's better. Thanks alot!
Coated seed is just regular seed with a starch coating to retain moisture. You might get a higher percentage of germination in some circumstances. The product is for homeowners, primarily. It's at least twice as expensive as the same seed uncoated. Few if any professionals use it, as it's a waste of money if you know what you are doing. The grass itself will be no better. You will be far better off if you do proper prep and mulching (if needed) with regular seed, instead of relying the some magic coating.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-25-2013, 11:20 PM
McGaw McGaw is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 124
Awesome, thanks alot! I think I will stick to my old fashion pickseed. I've never had an issue getting it to grow in a timely fashion.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Page generated in 0.06107 seconds with 9 queries