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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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High populations of scale insects are drawing attention in Chicagoland.

Posted on: 7/2/15

The insects, commonly called lecanium scales, feed on the sap of a variety of trees including maple, oak and many others.

Symptoms: The signs of scale infestation are often noticed before one sees the insect itself. Most noticeable is the sticky, wet substance on understory plants. This material, known as honeydew, is excess fluid that is excreted in copious amounts as the insects feed. Understory leaves and other surfaces may be lightly speckled with the shiny drops of honeydew, or they may be heavily coated with the sugary secretion and appear as if covered with shellac ... Read more

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Replacement Options for Ash Trees

Posted on: 4/3/15 There are many trees that are hardy to our area and will have a similar ornamental value as an Ash tree. In order to decide on a suitable replacement, first be sure to identify the characteristics that are most important to your customers in a replacement tree. Read more

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