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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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Facts and statistics about the Landscape industry

Posted on: 12/05/18

  • Generates $77 billion in annual revenues
  • Employs nearly 1 million people
  • Has an annual growth rate of 3.5%
  • Consists of nearly 500,000 businesses

Source: IBISWorld report, 2016.

If we dive deeper into this data, we can see how different specializations and services contribute to the scope of the entire industry.

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Posted on: 11/05/18

Anti-desiccant spray applied in the fall coats the foliage of your plants with this layer of organic "sealant" to help the plants resist the drying power of winter winds and conserve the moisture vital to their good health.
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Fall Fertilization of Trees

Posted on: 10/05/18

grass seed germination

There is considerable discussion about the proper time to apply fertilizers to trees. The practice of applying N-P-K fertilizer to trees in the fall is common in the arborist and landscape industries. Is this practice a good one, or not?

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