Where can I buy grass seed for less?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by NCPremier, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. NCPremier

    NCPremier LawnSite Member
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    I live in Durham, NC and had a small seed supplier but when I cam back from vacation his shop is gone. I had to go buy grass seed from Lowes, seems over priced. Does anyone know where I could get seed for less in the triangle area. Thanks
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Less than what price? Seed is expensive, no way of getting around it.
  3. NCPremier

    NCPremier LawnSite Member
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    At lowes it is about $35 for a 25lb bag of contractor seed. $95 for a 50lb bag of Rebel IV tall fescue. I was paying about half that. And had great results.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kinda makes me wonder if selling seed cheap had anything to do with that.
  5. NCPremier

    NCPremier LawnSite Member
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    Ha Ha! Very good point! =) Where do others get there seed. we have a few really really large landscaping companies in the area and the bags they use are simply white. So I know there not getting it from lowes. I just thought maybe there was something I didnt know about a better way of obtaining grass seed. I appreciate the responses!
  6. jaghr

    jaghr LawnSite Member
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    Try Lesco,there's one located in Raleigh
  7. jaghr

    jaghr LawnSite Member
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    I said Raleigh in earlier post but there is a Lesco SC in Durham.
  8. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can try UAP or Pennington as well. Seed is expensive, and you get what you pay for....

    KACYDS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try Lesco/JDL, Pennington Seed, BWI, Regal Chemical, and Pro Source.
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Pop your head into a good golf course and look up the greenskeepr. Find out who supplies them. Locally it is Wilber Ellis they sell fert, seed, chems to golf courses and as long as I make it easy, to me too. I usually get last years over runs at a great cost and it is very good seed too. Also the big sprinkler houses like Ewing ,Horizon, John Deere.

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