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September 2015 News

Overseeding Lawns

overseeding lawns

Overseeding lawns consisting of Cool season grasses should be done in late summer or early fall. There are many reasons for this. With fall germination, the young grass will have two or three months to become better established before temperatures drop too low and growth stops. Next spring, the young plants will have another few months to develop deeper roots before the summer heat sets in. This is the primary reason, but there are also other reasons for overseeding lawns in the fall. Below are a few:

  • Overseeding lawns in fall reduces or eliminates competition from summer weedy grasses, such as crabgrass, foxtails, and other weeds.
  • Overseeding lawns in fall reduces or eliminates competition from summer weedy grasses, such as crabgrass, foxtails, and other weeds.
  • Rain amounts and soil moisture is generally better in the fall.

National Seed's Recommended Seed Mixtures for Overseeding

Field of Dreams™ Re-seeder Mixture

  • 25% Improved Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 25% Improved Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 25% Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass
  • 25% Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass

Field of Dreams™ Athletic Turf Mixture

  • 30% Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass
  • 30% Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass
  • 20% Improved Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 20% Improved Kentucky Bluegrass

Greenskeepers Glamour Mixture

  • 30% Kentucky Bluegrass 98/85
  • 30% Creeping Red Fescue
  • 40% Containing 2 Turf-type Perennial Ryegrasses

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Brandt enTREE


Brandt enTREE is a revolutionary technology that makes treating trees easier than ever. Using lower pressure micro tree infusion, Brandt enTREE treats trees from the inside, gently dispersing insect/disease control chemistries into the tree's vascular system allowing the product to travel evenly and easier throughout the tree. Brandt enTREE applications are (1) ready to use, (2) connect directly to the tree, (3) take only a few minutes to apply and (4) lasts all season long. The devices are self-contained and pre-filled; and once connected, the tree quickly absorbs the solution using its transpiration system. There is:

  • NO high pressure forced delivery of product that could potentially damage the tree
  • NO product wastage
  • NO direct contact nor exposure to solutions
  • NO environmental issues related to residual run off or drift

For more information contact your sales rep.

PHC for Trees SRN 11-22-22

PHC for Trees SRN 11-22-22

PHC for Trees SRN 11-22-22 is a fully soluble product that provides both chemical and biological fertility. Its chemically-based elements address trees' immediate nutritional needs, while its beneficial bacteria will help to sustain fertility over the long term.


Upcoming Events

Turf Education Day - TED — September 11, 2015

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake - Cook Rd Glencoe, Illinois

IPLCA and ILCA (Illinois Landscape Contractors Association) have joined together with the Chicago Botanic Garden to present a day of turf education!

Keynote #1: Zac Reicher, Bayer Environmental Science, Professor University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2101-2015 Professor Purdue University 1996-2010.

Keynote #2: Dr. Jim Kerns, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Turfgrass and Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University. "Weapons of Grass Destruction: Diseases of Cool-Season Landscape Turf."

Keynote #3: David S. Cantwell, Chicago Botanic Garden, "The Edens Berm/Wall Garden; NOT your Grandma's Petunias!"

»Click Here to Register Online

ILLINOIS ARBORIST ASSOCIATION, Illinois Tree Climbing Championship — September 26, 2015

IAAThe Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL

Gear inspection will be at 7:30am The competition will start at 8:30am

The Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Championship will take the first 25 men and 5 women that sign up. The men will compete in the 5 events and the top 3 finishers will compete in the Master's Challenge to decide the champion. The women will compete in 5 events; work climb, throwline, belayed speed climb, se- cured footlock and aerial rescue. The woman with the most accrued points after competing in the 5 preliminary events will be crowned the champion of the women's division.


Men's Division

  • 1st Place—Over $1000 in prizes
  • 2nd Place — $300 cash
  • 3rd Place — $200 cash
  • 4th Place — $100 cash

Women's Division

  • 1st Place—Over $1000 in prizes
  • 2nd Place — $300 cash
  • 3rd Place — $200 cash

WelcomE Carla!

We are pleased to announce a new employee at National Seed. Carla Liburdi has accepted a position as our credit manager. We're excited to add Carla to our team. She brings us over 20 years' experience in the green industry. Please help us welcome Carla

Contact your sales rep for more information

Tom Breier: (630) 417-9054

Tim Breier: (630) 417-9056

Dan Breier: (630) 417-9055

Mark Breier: (630) 417-9057

Kevin Spiller: (630) 903-5240


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