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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 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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Japanese Beetles

Posted on: 7/7/16

That special time of year has arrived. It’s Japanese beetle time. They suddenly seem to be everywhere. We have had reports of adult Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) in several locations in Dupage County. I have even spotted a couple of them as far north as Boone County not far from the Wisconsin border (and that was almost two weeks ago!).... Read more

Tick Killz

Posted on: 6/6/16

Tick Killz is a Cedar Oil based liquid concentrate that mixes with water and is then applied to outdoor areas like lawns, shrubs, mulch beds, perimeter wood lines and any other damp, shaded areas where insects tend to dwell and breed.

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mosquito control

Posted on: 5/4/16

Mosquitoes can be more than an annoyance. They can carry serious diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Dengue and Encephalitis.

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Grass Seed Germination

Posted on: 4/7/16

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

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