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Old 07-10-2013, 08:32 AM
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Cutting Edge grass seed

Have any of you had experience with "The Cutting Edge" grass seed? Does it do what they advertise? Is it worth the money or is it simply an advertising ploy? I will be planting a huge yard in the near future, and I ran across their product while doing some research on different types of seed. It would be great not to have to mow as often. Additionally, I'd appreciate any suggestions on any type of seed that is low maintenance, yet provides a great looking lawn.

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Paul
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:11 PM
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If you believe in miracles...fine. The advertising for Cutting Edge is probably a huge exaggeration. There is no miracle grass.

Top-quality sod is a good bet...if not...your best bet is to contact a locally owned hydroseeder. He will already have the best seed types on hand. His years of experience and modern equipment are invaluable. There are some good companies in your area.
You should spend a few dollars more and ask him for the premium seed. The good stuff will be darker green, disease resistant, drought resistant and have endophytes for insect resistance.

Look through this seed wholesaler site.
http://www.turfmerchants.com/
Try to find a distributor who can supply the newest and best varieties. Good seed isn't cheap. Cheap seed isn't good. You want seed cultivars that have been newly released in the last 5 years. It should be among the top ten in a recent NTEP seed test in a state near you.
Make sure it claims to be resistant to the specific major diseases in Pennsylvania like for instance: gray leaf spot, red thread, dollar spot.
A bluegrass and rye mixture should suit your situation--if top quality cultivars.
Your best seeding date is about August 15th. (Or whenever temps drop below 85 in late summer). Warm soil temperatures will result in rapid germination and growth.
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