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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by matthew horner, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Whats the best way to store tt tall fescue overwinter? My goal is to use it in the spring, but I want it to be as fertile as possible.
    Thanks.
    Matt
     
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    off the ground in a non heated garage would be fine. If you have mice problems and don't have a ton of seed you might want to store them in trash cans (leave the seed in the bag). pallets work great.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have it stored in a non heated shop as well. Done it that way for years. Its just fine come March seeding.
     
  4. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    When i buy grass seed if the tag on the bags date is over 6 months i wont buy.
     
  5. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Depending upon humidity levels, storage in a unheated garage, with the seed in the original seed bag, then placed into a burlap bag, then placed into a garbage can with a vented locking lid.
    Humid areas decimate the aril and endosperm of turfgrass seed, particularly seed that has been moved around a bit due to the scarifying activity of the seed rubbing against it's self.
    If at all possible, attempt to limit humidity to no more that approximately 40% to 50%, however no humidity is just as damaging, so no de-humidifiers.
    Also make sure that no water can get on the seed or into the storage container.
     
  6. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Bring it to my house......throw it out, water it, and I'll keep it for you for a few years..........LOL....j/k
     

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