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Old 08-20-2015, 11:40 PM
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Where do you purchase your grass seeds?

I have been trying to find several particular grass seeds that have done well on NTEP tests for Raleigh but they all are sold out. I found one site that had a grass seed that I am interested in, but it costs $40 per bag to ship! I would be spending over $300 to just ship the dang seed.

Anyways, I live in North Carolina (the transitional zone). If you know any good tall fescue seeds for this area and where to buy it, please let me know.

I am beginning to seed on September 7th so I will need 45,000 sq. feet of seed by then.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:42 AM
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Look for seed merchant's, they may not be in Wake Forest but i'll bet there in Raleigh. Check older hardware store's. Check farm supply stores.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:43 AM
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Same problem everybody runs into with NTEP. Cant find any of the seed available, except for special order. I have always had good luck with Lesco/John deere landscapes/whatever they call themselves now blends.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:57 AM
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Look for seed merchant's, they may not be in Wake Forest but i'll bet there in Raleigh. Check older hardware store's. Check farm supply stores.
Would brands that are not "special order" do fine? I could buy Pennington, Rebel, Scott's etc at a local store.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:20 AM
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The rebels southern classic at lowes - http://www.lowes.com/pd_417163-303-2...Ntt=grass+seed - will do just fine. I've been using it for 25 years with no problem's.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:00 PM
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Here are the John Deere Landscapes locations, four in Raleigh.

https://www.johndeerelandscapes.com/home/locations.aspx

Not perfect, but they should have mixes suited for your area. Talk with the salesman on the phone for a few minutes to decide which branch you want to deal with. If he seems to have good knowledge and helpful attitude--drive over.

Try to not take up a lot of his time if he is busy or if a lot of large volume buyers are leaning on the counter. Busy time is first thing in the morning probably.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:19 PM
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There are tons of places to buy seed.

Lowes
Home Depot
Southern states
Any nursery?

Big dealers
Green resource
Harrells
JDL
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:45 PM
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There are tons of places to buy seed.

Lowes
Home Depot
Southern states
Any nursery?

Big dealers
Green resource
Harrells
JDL
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I was trying to find specific brands that had very high NTEP scores, but they were not available online (sold out). I will most likely purchase rebels premium tall fescue seed.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:24 PM
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I was trying to find specific brands that had very high NTEP scores, but they were not available online (sold out). I will most likely purchase rebels premium tall fescue seed.

Most blends I have purchased have 3 highly rated varieties in the mix. I've never seen any of the best rated seed types in stores or dealer quotes.

Could some varieties be available only in certain areas? Maybe JDL rep could get some for you from another location.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:08 PM
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How many pounds are you looking for?
Stay away from big box stores if you need quality seeds.
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