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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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Overseeding Lawns

Posted on: 9/06/18

Overseeding lawns in fall reduces or eliminates competition from summer weedy grasses, such as crabgrass, foxtails, and other weeds.

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The Salt Story... 2018/19 Shortage

Posted on: 5/08/18

As I sit here enjoying a beautiful 80 degree day in mid July, it's ironic to be talking about salt. Actually, if you are in the "salt business"or are a snow contractor or property manager it's late to be talking about salt. Here in Michigan and the Midwest we are only 4 months away, or less some years, from our first snow and/or ice event. It should be important for us to know: who we are working for? Who is working for us? Do we have enough equipment? And where are we buying salt and how much will it cost this year?
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Patch Diseases Serious Problem

Posted on: 7/19/18

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Perhaps the most serious turf disease likely to occur in northern Illinois is summer patch and necrotic ring spot, two separate diseases that attack grass roots and previously were referred to as fusarium blight. Research continues to look for information on these diseases. Brown patch may also attack turfgrasses. These "patch diseases" are similar in appearance and management in lawns.

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