Camp Point Seed Co. of Camp Point, IL has been providing seeding services since 1888. Our professional team assists both farmers and gardeners with their seed problems. Owned and operated by Kent and Julie Flesner, our company is focused on providing excellent services to our customers.
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Selecting Turfgrasses: Which One?
Selecting turfgrasses depends on the management of your lawn. Managing a lawn involves:
Control of diseases and insects
What Is Bluegrass?
Fine textured, blue-green in color, medium to fine textured, spreads by rhizomes and tillers. This allows bluegrasses to recover from thinning or other problems
With proper management, bluegrass will form a fine-textured, high-quality, long-lasting turf
Bluegrass is winter hardy and is capable of withstanding temperature and moisture extremes
During hot, dry periods, it tends to become dormant and lose color
Mow to a height of 2 to 2.5 inches
Thrives best with frequent watering and generous fertilizing, 1/2 to 1 pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per month of active growth, but it can cope with some deprivation
on bare ground
- use 3 pounds per 1,000 square feet, inter-seeding - use 1/2 the rate
Germination is usually in 12 to 21 days
Usage is on sunny to semi-shaded areas with medium fertile soil. Not recommended for low-maintenance areas
What Is Turf-Fescue?
MOST RESISTANT TO URINE EFFECTS
It's a coarse-textured bunchgrassthat forms a coarse turf, able to grow in sun or shade; this species stays green all year in mild winter climates
Deeper rooting plant
requires less water than the bluegrasses
Mow 2 to 3 inches for home lawns
Has moderate fertilizer needs, depending on the amount of wear the lawn receives, use 1/4 to 1/2 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per growing months
Has a dense root system, penetrating as deep as 4 feet, makes it one of the most drought-resistant of cool-season grasses
Adaptable to most soils, tolerates salt, can handle a lot of wear and tear, and deep roots provide erosion control on banks
Too coarse for a manicured lawn
Seeding on bare ground at 4 pounds per 1,000 square feet, overseeding
- use 1/2 rate
Germination is usually in 10 to 14 days
Usage is known for its ability to handle drought, humidity, and low-maintenance areas
What Is Turf Ryegrass?
RESISTANT TO URINE EFFECTS
Turf ryegrassis a very quick germinating turf grass, does not spread well
Deep green glossy leaf blades, a shallow root system, and fine texture
Exhibiting the best wear tolerance of any cool-season grass, and it's often used as a tough play lawn
Grows on a wide range of soils, sprouts swiftly, and controls erosion
Like full sun, but will tolerate some sun
The fertilizer needs are moderate, 1/4 to 1/2 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per growing month
Ideal mowing height is 1.5 to 2 inches
Seeding on bare ground at 5 pounds per 1,000 square feet, overseeding use 1/2 rate
Germination is usually in 6 to 10 days
Usage is for lawns for fast growth only
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About Our Business
Camp Point Seed Co. of Camp Point, IL is a family-owned and operated business.
Our company is focused on providing excellent service to our customers and has been providing seeding services since 1888.
You'll get reliable and high-quality seeding services from our professional team. We assist both farmers and gardeners with their seed problems.