Planning the fall seed purchase:

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KirbysLawn, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Just wondering what you are planning on using for your fall seeding applications. For the past 5 years I have used Lesco transition blend & Tri-Gold blends with very good results. I usually pay around $48 for a 50 pound bag, and around $60 I think for the Tri-Gold certified blue label seed.

    I got a call from Shemins Nursery today, they will have Winning Colors blend (blue label certified) at $39 for 50 pounds, will save me around $1k so it may be worth it.

    Does anyone here have any comments about the Winning Colors blend? Since it has Rembrant & Picasso I'm very interested, here is some info for those interested:

    ProScape Winning Colors

    40% Rembrandt Tall Fescue
    30% Masterpiece Tall Fescue
    30% Picasso Tall Fescue
  2. agrostis palustris

    agrostis palustris Banned
    Messages: 117

    I will be using Lollium perenne this year as much as I can. Got a price for $110.00 per 50 lb bag. Endophyte enhanced of course.
  3. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    ray, have you checked on the new early order program at lesco? i got a brouchere saying they would give terms on 500.00 or more until dec 1 02 it also said something about "special" priceing i havent checked on it yet have you?
  4. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 937

    Winning colors is an excellent grass seed, may Landscapers use it here as it seems to green very fast and be drought resistant. My price for a 50lb bag is $60. I also use the Triple A and Water saver which I get for $52 a bag. All 3 of these run pretty close as far as performance.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    ray are u ordering the lesco ,or do the have an outlet up there some where.
    home depo has some lesco here,but
    not the full line.
    ive told my customers im going to have to wait an see this yr as to the weather.
    we stay this dry try and ill be trying something different than standard procedure.considering watering system installation, on the side. kinda a wait an see thing.
  6. Ray I used to have a real bad chickweed problem when I used trasition blend from lesco.

    I have switched to BWI 5-Star Fescue about 3 years ago and absolutly love the seed.

    It runs me about $42 for a 50# bag. I don't use blue grass as it burns out easily here in St Louis.

    I have never heard of the other you posted.
  7. g overbey

    g overbey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    LG where do you buy the 5 star Fescue. I am in the same region as you and would like to try it.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Ray, you put down more than a ton of seed in the Fall?
  9. anthony

    anthony Guest
    Messages: 0

    ray it's nice to see a lawn service like yourself to use the ntep program...i never seen winner colorsbut rembrandt is a good fescue...

    this yr. all my seed that i am useing must be blue tag or better.

    i had a lot of problems with undesirable grass seed in my blend i got last yr.
    a lot of poa triv. patches in ALL the lawns that i over seeded

  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Last year I put down around 5500 pounds of seed. I do alot of sub work also and promote my service in the fall, I hope to do much more this fall.

    I have been very happy with the LEsco, I have very little weed issues. I am hoping to find someone who has used the Winning Colors and can add their input.

    I may just go buy some and plant it now and do a test plot. I currently have several grasses I'm testing different products on, here is a photo of a few strips I'm working on with wetting agents and Primo Maxx.

    Photoed is Emereld Zoysia, Zenith Zoysia, and Centipede. I may add the Winning Colors. :)


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