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If you are looking for grass seed mixtures or other turf products, count on National Seed for top-performing, proprietary products and expert consulting. We distribute grasses that grow in virtually any habitable climate or soil on Earth, with the ability to custom blend mixtures to your specifications.

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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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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

Grass Seed Germination

Posted on: 4/3/15

Grass seeds will germinate successfully in normal soils when the surface temperature of the soil does not go below 50 degrees, and where the daytime soil temperature exceeds 60 degrees. Grass seeds also need adequate moisture and adequate sunlight. The best time to plant, therefore, is when the daily soil surface temperature exceeds 60 degrees, and when there is adequate soil moisture to keep the soil moist throughout germination. Read more

New Products for 2015

Posted on: 1/9/15

ArborMectin is a 4% emamectin benzoate tree injected insecticide for two year control of key pests such as emerald ash borer, caterpillars, and other wood boring insects.Read More

Trimtect is a spray-on shrub growth regulator that will reduce the regrowth of trimmed shrubs and hedges by 30 – 70% over a season.Read More

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