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Thunder Bay Feeds is a supplier for PICKSEED. For 60 years PICKSEED has been a leader in the improvement and research of quality seeds. PICKSEED has a trusted and proven reputation working with consumers in the past and this continues today.

LAWN SEED
FORAGE SEED
MIXTURES
CORN SEED
FERTILIZER
LAWN TIPS

LAWN SEEDS
Growing the perfect, lush green lawn can be stressful and time consuming so PICKSEED has done all the research to eliminate the guesswork. HAPPY GROWING!!!!

PRAIRIE GREEN
Prairie Green is an all purpose blend for lawns and is great for new lawn establishment.
Seed at a rate of 4.5 lbs per 1000ft2

40% Kentucky Bluegrass
40% Creeping Red Fescue
20% Perennial Ryegrass

Prairie Green 10kg $54.00
Prairie Green 25kg $135.00


DURA GREEN
Dura Green is an economical turf mixture. It is very tolerable to shade and works well in ditches and water runs. Seed at the rate 5.0 lbs per 1000 ft2

40% Common Creeping Red Fescue
30% Perennial Ryegrass
20% Annual Ryegrass
10% Kentucky Bluegrass

Dura Green 10kg $50.00
Dura Green 25kg $125.00

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FORAGE SEEDS
PICKSEED has testing programs and does performance trials on their forage seeds. Listed below are the most commonly used products in the Thunder Bay area. For more information and price quotes please call 807-935-2921 and speak to our salesman Tyler.

TIMOTHY
Cool season bunch grass, shallow rooted with good flooding tolerance

CLOVERS
Red, White, Sweet Yellow are types of clovers and have easy establishment

BROME GRASS
Long-lived perennial grass with low to moderate tolerance to saline and acidic soils

ORCHARD GRASS
Perennial bunch grass, deeply rooted & can tolerate low to moderate flooding

ALFALFA
Widely adaptable, high yields, rapid re-growth & highest nutrition of all forages

RYEGRASS
Quick establishing bunch grass with good adaptability

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MIXTURES
Through testing and performance programs PICKSEED has developed specific blends that target groups and their needs.

STOCKMANS
Highly productive pasture mixture. This well balanced mixture contains non bloat legumes and is widely adaptable.

35% Fleet meadow Bromegrass
20% Orca Orchardgrass
20% Oxley II Cicer Milkvetch
10% Carnival Tall Fescue
10% Perennial Ryegrass
5% Richmond Timothy


CATTLEMANS
Contains a bloat reduced Alfalfa. Quick regrowth, good drought tolerance and season long growth makes this mixture a great long term pasture.

40% Fleet Meadow Bromegrass
15% Kirk Crested Wheatgrass
15% Carnival Tall Fescue
15% Swift Russian Wild Ryegrass
15% AC Longview Alfalfa


HORSEMANS
Well balanced horse pasture mix offering high quality forage production.

Stands up well under heavy grazing.
Consists of:

10% WestStar Alfalfa Blend
25% Fleet Meadow Brome Grass
15% Richmond Timothy
20% HiPro Orchard Grass
20% Forage Type Kentucky Bluegrass
10% Perennial Ryegrass

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CORN SEED
For more information and price quotes please call 807-935-2921 and speak to our salesman Tyler.


FERTILIZER
19-19-19 - 25kg - $25.00

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TIPS & INFORMATION

Check out these ideas for maximizing your home and property.

SEEDING YOUR NEW LAWN

WHEN TO SEED
Seed in Spring when the soil temperature reaches 15C - usually mid May to June

SOIL PREPARATION FOR NEW LAWNS
Establish a seedbed by working the soil with a rotor tiller or stiff rake to loosen soil.
Level and firm by dragging and/or raking
Remove dead grass and debris
If possible apply 3-5 cm of good top soil or compost
Spread 19-19-19 fertilizer in the seed bed at about 1kg per 40m2 (5lb per 1000ft2)
Rake fertilizer into the soil
Rake soil to a level even grade

APPLYING SEED
Apply at rate on the bag.
Hand spread or use a fertilizer spreader to evenly spread seed using two passes and crisscross each pass
Lightly rake to include the seed into the soil
Press the seeds into the ground with a lawn roller but do not bury too deep as seed should be within 1 cm of the surface. Seed buried more than 3 cm may not grow out.

WATERING
First 2 Weeks:
Keep lawn moist by light frequent watering until slight puddling occurs in footprints or small depressions.
Water lightly in the early morning or late evening. If only one watering is possible then water in the evening
Use a fine spray to avoid disturbing the soil

After the first 2 weeks:
Minimum 2.5cm of water per week. Use rain gauge or pie plate to measure amount applied
Once a week better than daily watering - daily encourages shallow roots which will increase burn during hot spells
Do not water at night - increases chance of fungus

MOWING
First mow should occur when the lawn is about 3 cm above normal lawn height or after 3 to 4 weeks after seeding
Keep off as much as possible for the first few weeks
Fertilizer after 6 weeks
Any patches should be heavily seeded promptly, to slow encroachment of weeds


WORKING WITH YOUR EXISTING LAWN

WHEN TO OVERSEED
The time to overseed or treat your lawn is mid spring or in late summer.

PREPARATION
Mow the lawn as short as possible before over seeding.
If possible do a thorough raking of the lawn and remove leaves, cuttings and other plant material that may be on your lawn
Any bare patches may benefit from removal and replacement of new soil.
Top dressing the existing lawn is beneficial as well.

OVER SEEDING
Spread seeds evenly onto the lawn.
Rake lightly to mix the seed with the soil. Do not bury seed too deep into the lawn bed.
Rate of over seeding is about 1kg per 70m2 or (1lb per 1000feet2)

WATERING
First 2 Weeks:
Water lightly in the early morning or late evening. If only one watering is possible then water in the evening
Any patches should be heavily seeded promptly, to slow encroachment of weeds

After the first 2 weeks:
Minimum 2.5cm of water per week. Use rain gauge or pie plate to measure amount applied
Once a week better than daily watering - daily encourages shallow roots which will increase burn during hot spells
Do not water at night increases chance of fungus


LIVING YOUR LAWN

FERTILIZER
Apply a 19-19-19 fertilizer in the early spring once you can get onto the lawn. Apply fertilizer again in the fall after the heat of summer is passed.

AERATION
Removing plugs of dirt from the lawn allows air, water and nutrients to reach the roots. Aerating in the spring and even the fall will help loosen hard compacted soil.

WATERING
Water your lawn weekly, even if a light rain falls during the week. During normal yearly conditions 2- 3cm are required to maintain your lawn.
During prolonged dry periods it may be necessary to water until 20cm or more of the topsoil is soaked.

MOWING
Mowing weekly is your best option, try to be consistent as cutting long grass rarely leaves a nice finish.
Keep the blades sharp to promote a clean cut.
As a general rule, try to leave 6-8 cm of grass after cutting. The longer the grass is above the soil is related to the length of roots below the soil.
Longer grass also blocks out the light that weeds need to germinate.
If you have normally dry, poor looking grass, try keeping the lawn a little longer than you usually do. The topsoil that you have in your lawn, or a certain patch of your lawn, may not be the best at promoting grass growth.
Likewise if you have fast growing grass it may be beneficial to cut the lawn a little shorter.
During spring, or when the soil is damp, pluck the weeds by hand or use a weeding tool. To prevent new weed growth spread some compost and grass seed on the spots you have weeded.

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Thunder Bay Feeds and
Double D Tack Shop

5221 Townline Road
Murillo, ON
P7G 1G5
Phone#: (807) 935 2921
Fax#: (807) 935 2337
E-mail: info@thunderbayfeeds.com
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