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National Seed also distributes full lines of Ice Melt and Arbor products.

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About National Seed

National Seed

National Seed is a full-service distributor of proprietary grass seed, chemicals, fertilizers, ice melt and turf maintenance products to the turf and horticulture marketplace, operating from Lisle, Illinois in the Midwestern United States.

National Seed is one of the leading distributors of world class Kentucky Bluegrasses produced by Jacklin Seed.

National Seed supports various charities and organizations, including the Egon Herrmann Turf Scholarship, Dale Ruth Scholarship, the Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest, Sertoma, and The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.

National Seed’s origin dates back to 1991 and growth continues today with a concentrated focus on exceeding customer expectations. We look forward to the opportunity to help grow your business.

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Adding a mosquito-control service

Posted on: 5/08/18

Mosquito control can be a profitable service add-on. Everyone agrees mosquitoes are an annoying and potentially dangerous pest in the summer months. That would seem to present a big business opportunity for anyone in the business of getting rid of mosquitoes. Lawn and landscape companies that have begun offering mosquito control services are taking advantage of that broad-based demand.
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Grass Seed Germination

Posted on: 4/4/18

grass seed germination

Grass seed will germinate at a wide variety of temperatures; the optimum temperatures for germination are in the table below. The temperatures listed are air temperatures which would be almost identical to that in on the surface of the soil barring radiation effects.

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Grass Seed Harvest Update

Posted on: 2/5/18

The 2017 grass seed harvest in much of the United States was disappointing. In Minnesota & Canada, young plantings without snow cover froze out. In the Williamette Valley, where much of the seed production takes place, an excessively wet winter and spring prevented some plantings and delayed timely fertilizer and herbicide applications.

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