FAQ

Will this mix/seed grow in my zone?

USDA plant hardiness zones are not especially helpful when talking about grasses and lawns. With the exception of our Pacific Northwest native seed mixes, most of the products on this site will be successful everywhere in the US and Canada where cool season and transition zone grasses grow. 

 

When is the best time to plant?

Both spring and fall are great for planting. Spring planting begins when soil (not air) temperatures have returned to 50 degrees or warmer. When planting in fall, seed should be on the ground well in advance of the first hard frost in your area. For traditional turf grass lawns, 4 to 6 weeks is adequate. Ecology lawns take longer to establish and should be seeded about 8 weeks before the first expected hard frost. Summer is a fine time to plant, but please know you may need more water to establish.

What is an ecology lawn?

An ecology lawn (aka ecolawn, eco-lawn) is one that includes species other than just grasses such as clovers, flowers and other forbs. Clovers naturally fix nitrogen in the soil, feeding themselves and their companions so that ongoing fertilizer applications are not necessary. Ecology lawns are also more drought-tolerant and disease-resistant than conventional, grass-only lawns. Once established, ecology lawns stay green even during long, dry periods. Pro Time Lawn Seed specializes in these low-input, low-maintenance lawn mix alternatives for residential, commercial and public greenspaces. Visit "Ecology & Alternative Lawns" under Categories.

Do your lawns attract bees?

Some of our ecology and alternative lawns do attract pollinators. This contribution to the health of bees, butterflies, birds and other animals is one of many attributes that make these mixes so popular. However, if flowering clovers are bothering you at certain times of year, we suggest mowing shorter than usual to knock the flower off. 

How much seed do I need?

Every mix is different. Application rates for each product are included in the descriptions on our website. Note that ecology lawns require less seed per square foot than conventional turf grass lawns; heavier than recommended applications may impede successful establishment of clovers, flowers and other forbs.

Will your seed mixes work in shade?

We consider an area in full sun when it gets four or more hours of sunshine throughout the day. We do have seed mixes suitable for sites with less than four hours of sun. For a conventional lawn consider PT 305 Shade Mix or PT 310 Lush Lawn. If you are interested in an ecology lawn, take a look at PT 769 Rough & Ready or PT 767 Dog Park. We also offer PT 662 Partial Shade Wildflower Mix. For those heavily shaded areas where grasses are thin, consider adding PT 313 Super Shade Supplement. Note that all of our products grow well in the sun, including those listed here.

Do you ship to Canada?

Yes, we ship to Canada via the United States Postal Service/Canada Post.  Shipping and any import fees will be added to your total. Please call us at 800-345-3295 to place your order.

Do you offer trade discounts?

Yes, we offer trade discounts on most products. Please click here for details.

Are any of your products genetically modified?

No. All of our products are non-GMO.

Do any of your products contain neonicotinoids?

No. All of our products are neonicotinoid-free.

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