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chunx
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posted 13 April 2005 21:59           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did a lot of investigation on this grass. It is not suitable for all climates, and living in So California, it isn't suitable. If you sow it in the spring, it will come up just like annual rye and look good. Then the stuff dies out. Do a search on Google and you'll find a lot of information on this stuff. It's not a good quality mix of grasses and it's expensive for the mixture. It is not recommended for hot, dry, or elevations below 4,000 feet.

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btb51
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posted 14 April 2005 13:20     Click Here to See the Profile for btb51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would this seed work well in New Jersey?

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ricardog
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posted 16 April 2005 10:23           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello,

Talking about Candian green grass. I live in Texas and I just bought the seeds. So far so good. I've planted it and we only have two seasons in Texas. Hot or Cold....

So far, it's nice and green. Looks good to me....

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Crushedlinen1@yahoo.com
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posted 16 April 2005 16:04           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also in Central Virginia I am about to place an order for Canada Green. I found the posts helpful. I know now to seed heavy and cover the yard well. I will post back and let you all know how it does here. I was originally thinking of doing the front and back yard but I will do a test on the front first and see how that does as you all now this stuff is expensive.

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tygger from canada
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posted 17 April 2005 18:36           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a canadian live in central bc and was wondering if any canadians have had any luck with this canadian green grass
Am very happy to here about all your success' from every where else though.

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tbankerd
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posted 26 April 2005 14:34           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jcbahr:
Has anyone had any success planting Canada Green grass seed in Florida??

I'll let you know. I live in St. Augustine, Florida and I just planted the seed on April 26th, 2005.

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PaulE
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posted 28 April 2005 15:08           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best Buys Direct
Dept. #CG2000
P.O. Box 450
Wayne, NJ 07474

1000 sq ft (2 lbs) $14.95US plus 5.95 S&H
2000 sq ft (4 lbs) $24.95 plus $6.95 S&H
3000 sq ft (6 lbs) $29.95 plus $7.95 S&H
10,000 sq ft (20 lbs) $115.00 FREE S&H

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NO Good
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posted 03 May 2005 12:35           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in central Florida and I bought 10 bags of this stuff to do my yard and to have some left over for re-seeding....I prepared the yard as directed and planted the seeds and within 7 days bright green blades were showing up every where. My yard looked super and the stuff just kept getting bigger (growing more quickly than others ever have) and I was forced to mow some times twice a week ,,,I used a good regiment of fertilizers , actually Scotts Specialized late fall product...finally our rather mild winter with a few days dipping down to 39 degrees but usually upper 40's and 5mid to upper 50's. Thee grass kept on coming and I was very pleased and several people stopped by to ask me what I had used on my yard and of course I told them so they could purchase the product if they desired,,,,,,Now spring is come and gone with summer coming on and every bit of that green carped is now wilted brown threads,,,,,Sure it may look great for a while ,,,but I certainly wasted over $100 and I would warn others in florida to stay away from the stuff,,,,,as for getting my money back,,,forget it ,,,I took before planted photos,,,then took the green phots and then finally the dead grass photo's....The company refuses to take call's from me any more and they say it did grow just like stated,,,which is true,,,but the catch is ,,it doesn't keep it up.....Write this one off to RIP OFF.

Not satisfied in Fla.

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taken4afool
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posted 11 May 2005 10:35           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you kidding? Canadian Green is a joke!!! Their advertising is a typical advertising ploy we should all be used to by now. Unfortunately I took the bait too. It came up great the first summer... amazing!!! After an extremely mild winter in Indiana...POOF! NO GRASS, NO TRACE OF IT. Maybe my mix was all annual ryegrass, who knows? Ever wonder why it's still not available at your local garden center or Major Home Improvement Center? Hmm? There must be a reason. If you have not spent the money yet go buy some lottery tickets... you'll have a better chance.

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bobzee
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posted 17 May 2005 19:34           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IN regards to the Canada Green. Aerated the lawn in the fall and spring and reseeded in the spring with Canada Green. This is the Virginia Beach, VA area of the states. Lawn came up so thick that everyone asks where I bought the sod. Used dehydrated cow manure pellets for fertilizer and have a sprinkler system that waters every other day. Do not believe any grass will grow without fertilizer and watering. Am very very satisfied and refuse to give my neighbors the name of the seed because I want to have and maintain the best lawn in the neighborhood.

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Unhappy grass customer
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posted 22 May 2005 11:54           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We purchased some of this grass seed from a home shopping t.v. show and have been extremely disappointed! We live in northern california and the lawn was spotted with areas that grew longer than others, and what looked like weeds. It has been growing for about 4 months or so and now it is turning brown like hay in some spots and tall green fescue in others. We do not recommend this product and will be ripping it out soon!

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Originally posted by Inoz:
I just read an ad for Canada Green Grass. Sounds too good to be true. Supposedly it is drought resistant, stays green all year round even under snow, does not need fertilizer, etc. etc. Does anyone know what this is? Is it some kind of weed? or is it truly a hardy grass. I live in KS. Thanks

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Nell
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posted 23 May 2005 17:30           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have lots of shade and I just could not get anything to grow. My HOA told me my yard was a mess and get it "better". I had great results and my neighbors - in my townhouse row - have commented on my wonderful grass.
I live in Maryland and have had great results. I have just ordered more. I heard about this on QVC and was skeptical. It's absolutely the best I've tried.

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Stevet
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posted 23 May 2005 19:55           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Strange...I live in Canada and have never heard of the stuff! Makes me suspicious that they sell it everywhere else, yet are afraid to sell it at home.

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krowman
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posted 27 May 2005 03:29           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CONTACT THIS COMPANY?????? I ORDERD SEED ON APRIL 4TH...MY CHECK WAS CASHED...BUT STILL NO SEED!!!!!
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Originally posted by PaulE:
Best Buys Direct
Dept. #CG2000
P.O. Box 450
Wayne, NJ 07474

1000 sq ft (2 lbs) $14.95US plus 5.95 S&H
2000 sq ft (4 lbs) $24.95 plus $6.95 S&H
3000 sq ft (6 lbs) $29.95 plus $7.95 S&H
10,000 sq ft (20 lbs) $115.00 FREE S&H


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SUEGREEN
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posted 29 May 2005 14:42           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WE LIVE IN UTAH. WE ARE ABOUT 6500 FEET. WE PLANTED THE CANADIAN GRASS LAST AUGUST. WE HAVE LONG WINTERS HERE. LOTS OF SNOW AND WATER. HOWEVER,OUR SUMMER HAS ARRIVED. THERE IS FEW SIGNS OF GRASS. MOSTLY WEEDS. DOES IT HAVE TO GERMINATE? WHAT'S THE DEAL? NEEDS WATER? PLEASE ADVISE!

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mitebcraz from georgia
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posted 31 May 2005 07:32           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone tried this grass in georgia? I live in the atlanta metro area and my lawn looks terrible with some kind of weeds I can't identify growing in my back yard which is mostly georgia red clay and rocks. I am looking for a grass seed that will grow on this terrain. If anyone has any answers please let me know

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Ms Green Jeans
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posted 05 June 2005 13:44           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Detroit, Mi ...Love Canada Green! We have overseeded with it the last 2 years in the Fall; we didn't till the soil or use topsoil at all. Our grass is gorgeous - thick and green with very few weeds and it grows like mad! People stop to ask about our turf regularly; even our landscaper wanted to know what we've been doing. Can't recommend it enough!

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tbankerd
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posted 26 July 2005 12:14           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by tbankerd:
I'll let you know. I live in St. Augustine, Florida and I just planted the seed on April 26th, 2005.

Well, it's now July 26th, 2005 and the rye has died off leaving a patchy, almost non-existant cover of spindley half inch high grass.

I won't be buying any more of this stuff. I haven't even used all of it that I bought. Another expensive lesson.

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tree_lady
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posted 28 August 2005 20:19           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't waste my money! $9.00 per pound for creeping red fescue ond perenial rye! You be better off spending your money on 'Rebel' fescue blend from Home Depot or Lowes.

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repeattutu
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posted 04 September 2005 19:03           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot say enough GOOD THINGS about Canadaian grass seed I live by the ocean my "lawn WAS only crab grass and sand and harn red clay I did nothing but throw the seed out and WOW weeks later I am getting a LAWN I can't wait to buy MORE

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QWERTY
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posted 05 September 2005 07:57           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DUH

Ya'll could have gotten same thing at Lowes, Walmart, whatever. They're probably perenial rye grasses. They grow all year up north but they die in the summer in the south. They are COOL weather grasses. Rye grasses are commonly used to overseed lawn in the south during cool weather to keep having green lawn in the middle of the winter. They look pretty nice if properly prepared. I've done it before for the backyard to keep the soil together because of the dogs. Less muddy that's for sure.

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Refuse to be Conned
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posted 16 February 2006 00:00           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
People, this is just regular old grass seed being sold with an infomercial. You can get a similar "mix" at your local Lowes, Walmart, K-Mart, etc. Your best bet is to go to a local landscape/nursery store where they sell seed in bulk and mix your own mix according to what is tried and true in your area. Even Tractor supply sells it in bulk bins that you can mix accordingly.(local feed stores may sell in bulk also) The Canada Green is not a new seed, just a mix that you can match for yourself for about 1 to 2 dollars a pound.

PS...MANY OF THE "GLOWING" TESTIMONIALS HERE MAY BE FROM SOMEONE WHO PROFITS ON THE SALE OF CANADA GREEN...JUST A THOUGHT.
IMHO

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sc
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posted 27 February 2006 17:26           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how would this work in the upstate of south carolina? I DO NOT mind re-seeding every spring if thats what it takes. I have a pretty full bermuda/fescue lawn now but it needs help. What do you think?

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Sandy
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posted 21 April 2006 15:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Sandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in Jacksonville Florida I orderd the Canada Green seeds because my grass was near Dead due to moles etc.. so I had nothing to lose thats why I ordered the seeds and Wow my lawn is now a Deep lush beautiful Green I can't beleive it and is constantly grows. The only thing is that it need not completely get rid of my weeds but most of the weeds are gone. My husband still continue to use our Fertilizer when its due. But if anyone grass is dead, half dead, or near dead or just not as green as you would like it this stuff really works!!

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Lizard500
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posted 02 June 2006 18:53     Click Here to See the Profile for Lizard500     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have read all the postings on this grass. I planted canada green grass on a Monday and by that friday morning I had green grass coming up. I have a 50% shade yard, and the grass doesn't seem to be picky about sun or no sun. I think the success of your lawn depends on what you put into it. I tilled the lawn, spread the seed by hand and used a garden weasel to push the seeds into the soil. I then packed the soil by just stepping on it making it level. I kept the ground moist. Now three weeks later, I have a nice green lawn. Ya there are spots where it is thin, due to my hand spreading of the seeds, but I am happy and will keep you posted on how it does. I live in Tucson Arizona. Oh one more thing,....I am not in any way getting any profit from this posting. This is a true post. I don't work for the canada green company. One of the previous posts made it sound like the only reason positive posts were being left for this grass is because we have a connection to the company. Hey, maybe the one who posted that listing works for another grass company and is trying to keep others from buying canada green grass.....Maybe all the negative listings for this grass are from people who work for this person who is so negative toward canada green grass.....

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gardener
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posted 03 June 2006 15:17     Click Here to See the Profile for gardener     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this grass will grow in Pennsylvania? I have a really big yard in Pa and the soil is very fertile. Summers are very humid and in the winter, it would be covered with snow for a few months. Has anyone tried it in Pa?
I ordered some of it, so if not, I guess I'll post up how it does.

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Brenden
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posted 10 June 2006 00:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Brenden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's my take on this "magic grass." By dicecting it into it's various cultivars: 41+% creeping red fescue,(shade tolerant, cool season grass) 30% Ky. Bluegrass (cool/transition zone, full sun grass, spreads by rhizomes.) and roughly 25% annual rye.(an overseeder for warm season grasses during the dormant season.(all ryegrass' are "bunchgrasses, meaning no rhyzomes or stolons.(does not fill in damage)) Unless you are in the correct cliamate zone it dose not matter what "super grass" you sow. If the varieties do not match the cliamate you will be hard pressed to get the optimal results. When choosing a seed you must first look at what cliamate you live in. If you live in a warm climate Ky. Bluegrass/Rye(Perenial,annual to an extent) mix will not thrive as they are bred for cool/transition zones. Also, creeping red fescue will not thrive in full sun and will not do well under certain mowing conditions, ie. under 1.5". The marketing personel behind this turf type variety have done well selling thier product, but beware: This variety is not a cure all when it comes to a drought, disease, stress resistance. The bottom line.... If it does not thrive in your cliamate, DO NOT SOW IT!!!! I live in the Pacific Northwest and I would not try to establish Bermuda, St. Augistine or Zoisia: The reason; it does not thrive under my conditions. If you live somewhere hot, whether its arid of humid I would stay away from this grass. If you live somewhere where this variety thrives and your grass is thin you may need to wait a while (the Ky. Blue will fill in over time as it spreads by rhyzomes) or overseed it with a perenial rye. (cool season)

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dennis
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Originally posted by mitebcraz from georgia:
Has anyone tried this grass in georgia? I live in the atlanta metro area and my lawn looks terrible with some kind of weeds I can't identify growing in my back yard which is mostly georgia red clay and rocks. I am looking for a grass seed that will grow on this terrain. If anyone has any answers please let me know


yes i live in dacula georgia my lawn was full of barespots and i was envy of treated lawns in the community so i took charge i bought canada green and overseeded and applied a small amount of fertilizer with it in less than 5 days i have golf course green lawn thats very thick and lushes my kids now can walk barefoot on it without feeling a hard surface of the sod. i am very pleased with this seed and i will buy more to finish the backyard . i now have people observing my lawn with envy i love it!! i am planning to overseed once again lightly and see how the winter affects it i hope all goes well throughout but you should definetly try it.

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I got Canada Green 2 1/2 years ago for my dogs yard. It surpasses all! It does spread aggressively though, maybe not a bad thing. I live in New Mexico and the 1st summer, after I planted it in the fall, we had a drought. I thought it was dead; my yard was bare of any grass except the sparce native grass, but not to worry, as soon as it started to rain a little, it started growing and became a lush, brilliant emerald green again. It was green all winter, and last summer it was beautifully thick and reminded me of Kentucky Bluegrass, but more of an emerald green color. I just got 18 inches of snow and it was green underneath my shoveling, Now I want some for the rest of my 1/2 acre.

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csedgewood
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posted 09 January 2007 00:51     Click Here to See the Profile for csedgewood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To answer some of your questions: I did no prep work, I just broadcast it one time (fall-2004) in mostly bare dogyard; I live at 7,500 feet, very hot and desert dry with annual rainfall only at 14 inches; it thrives in shade and sun; my only bare areas are where the dog paths are; I fertilize spring and fall by broadcasting cornmeal; and I bought mine through "Home Improvments" catalog; it has now spread to the side yard - adjacent to my dog yard - and has crowded out the weeds.

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Originally posted by krowman:
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CONTACT THIS COMPANY?????? I ORDERD SEED ON APRIL 4TH...MY CHECK WAS CASHED...BUT STILL NO SEED!!!!!

This company has just included advertisements in our regional newspaper (Long Island, New York). The list their address as: Dept. #CG3000, PO Box 450, Wayne, N.J. 07474. After reading all the testimonials and complaints I'm going to go to my local nursery supply company AGWAY and get seed suited for my area. Good luck with your problem.

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Indyfans
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posted 10 March 2007 12:53     Click Here to See the Profile for Indyfans     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This reply is for all the people who could not get an address or satisfaction from a company called 'BEST BUYS DIRECT' who sells the Canadian green grass seed. The company has just advertised in our local paper (from Long Island, New York) and their address is listed as Dept. #CG3000, PO Box 450, Wayne, NJ 07474. Hope this helps.

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jotis
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posted 07 April 2007 17:58     Click Here to See the Profile for jotis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is. Its just a mix of Annual and Ryegrass/Blugrass.

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nm4elk
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posted 09 May 2007 15:40     Click Here to See the Profile for nm4elk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Canada Grass works great. I did a small part of my yard last spring that regular grass was not taking hold. By mid summer the Canada Grass was coming up nice. Yes, it is draught resistant. I live in Albuquerque NM where our summers are 98 plus and we get very little rain. My regular grass I have to water it twice a day to keep it. The Canada Grass I water half as much and only twice a week. It did turn brown over the winter. Now it is a lush green and looking great. I'm going to buy more of it and reseed the rest of my yard. It's that good.

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I ordered this and used it on my existing lawn to help grow in areas that were not green enough and to croud out weeds, as well as to grow a bare spot in the back yard. Even after the snow melted, the Canada Green grass was green! It's a pretty fine grass at first, but it is so lush, it feels great on your feet! I would reccomend using more than what is recomended per sqare foot, as I think it needs more coverage, but it took right away, I started seeing results in less than a week and this year my grass looks better than anyone elses on the block, which says a lot for a Minnesota winter!

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Hi I plant some Canada grass seeds within 3 days It started to grow within 1 week It was lush and green.I recommend anyone to buy this grass seeds It really works I will continue to buy this grass seeds hopefully one day I'll get a discount.

Alphonso Seldon

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Yes,I got ripped too!
We should report them to the (BBB) and (www.ripoff.com)
This is nothing but overpriced grass seed that anyone can mix themselves.

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posted 26 March 2008 10:07     Click Here to See the Profile for bigboatsailor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the mix I copied off of another site for this "miracle" Canada Grass. For those who want to mix your own, go for it.

48.9% Creeping Red Fescue
25.6% Annual Ryegrass
20.3% Kentucky Bluegrass
2lb. bag (Covers Approximately 1,000 square feet)

We had a house up in northern Wisc and used lots of creeping red fescue & annual ryegrass. This was not a suburban type lawn. Just something to keep the hill from erroding and had maybe 95% shade. The blend of fescue and annual ryegrass worked fine up there. I tried something similar as this Canada stuff which included some Kentucky Bluegrass from Vigaro last year at my suburban Chicago house and it failed to make it through the summer. Yeh, it came up fast and green and survived up until late August. It's now the end of March and I'm right back where I started...lots of bare spots and mud and it has nothing to do with dog or human traffic. Around here, about the only thing that works for me is getting Kentucky blue to take or spend big bucks and sod. My sod job from 20 years ago is still thriving.

I'm so glad I read everyone's comments about this not-so-special grass. I was just about to send a check off to Wayne, NJ. If you feel the need to contact them, you can get their real address & phone number if you Google "Best Buys Direct Wayne NJ". Here's the phone number 973-628-8100

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quote:
Originally posted by ricardog:
Hello,

Talking about Candian green grass. I live in Texas and I just bought the seeds. So far so good. I've planted it and we only have two seasons in Texas. Hot or Cold....

So far, it's nice and green. Looks good to me....


What part of Texas do you live in...I live 20 minutes North of Dallas in Denton ...I'm interested in planting Canada Green Grass ...TIA...Tiff

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Iam in Ohio and need to know if anyone has info on a grass seed that thrives in sandy soil and is resilent

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