Why JB Select Premium Lawn Seed Sunny Blend?

It has been formulated specifically for the Pacific Northwest for sunny areas with 5 or more hours of direct sunlight. Most seed distributors formulate mixes for a large geographic area and these blends donít necessarily do well in our cool damp winters.

The JB Premium Lawn Seed is 100% perennial ryegrass blend is also available in sod and hydroseeding. As perennial ryegrass sod and hydroseed lawns have been used here primarily the customer will always know that they can match the blend for overseeding or adding to an existing lawn. No worries about a different shade of green or thickness of blade. It will all be a fine textured turf grass with a rich green year round color.

Why is Perennial Ryegrass recommended for this area?

Perennial ryegrass thrives in the cool and moist climate of the Northwest remaining lush and green year-round. Perennial ryegrass is the most disease resistant of grasses in the Northwest. Ryegrasses require only about half the fertilizer and maintenance of bluegrasses. It does not develop thatch readily. Perennial ryegrasses are the most durable of cool season grasses. Perennial ryegrass has a dense, fine texture, rich green color and accepts low moving if properly maintained.

What are some advantages of 100% Perennial Ryegrass?

  • Highly adapted to our cool, wet climate
  • Resistant to many cool-season grass diseases
  • Most durable grass of those grown in this climate
  • Can adjust to relatively low mowing
  • Dense, fine-textured, with a rich green, year round color.

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Why JB Select Premium Sun & Seed Lawn Seed?

It has been formulated specifically for the Pacific Northwest for shady areas with 3 or more hours of direct sunlight. Most seed distributors formulate mixes for a large geographic area and these blends donít necessarily do well in our cool damp winters.

The JB Select Premium Sun & Shade Lawn Seed is approximately 1/3 Perennial Ryegrass and 2/3 Chewings/Red Fescue. Chewings Fescues have been known for their fine leaf texture and to be among the most shade and drought tolerant of the cool season grasses. Its very dark green color allows mixing with todayís generation of dark green perennial ryegrasses. Red Fescue is widely planted for turf grass in the transition and Northern cool season areas. It is a fine bladed grass with medium to dark green color and its major use is for dry shaded areas in mixes, such as Perennial Ryegrass.

Our Sun & Shade Mix blends well with any 100% Perennial Ryegrass lawn making it a good choice for overseeding in shady areas.

When do I want the Sunny Blend and when do I want the Sun & Shade Blend?

Our Sunny Blend requires 5 or more hours of direct sunlight in order to have lush, green and healthy lawn. Our Sun & Shade Blend requires 3 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Where can I get your JB seed?

You can purchase our seed at several retail outlets or come to either of our Silverton, OR or Redmond, WA offices.

How much seed do I need to purchase to seed my lawn?

Measure your lawn to find out the square footage that you will need to seed.

3lb bag 600 sq ft.
5lb bag 1,000 sq ft.
8lb bag 1,600 sq ft.
10lb 2,000 sq ft

When can I fertilize for the first time after planting the seed?

We recommend fertilizing your new lawn 30 days after planting and every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season of February to November.

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