Grass Seed

Grass Seed

De Bruyn Seed Store is known throughout the upper Midwest for its grass seed mixtures. Specifically designed for the West Michigan area, these mixtures will do equally as well in other northern regions. De Bruyns also carries grass seed for those who do not wish to put down a seed mixture.

Summary of Recommended Lawn Grasses

  Kentucky Bluegrass Perennial Ryegrass

Creeping Fescue

Turf-Type Fescue Tall Fescue

Germination Speed (days)

Slow, 10-28 Fast, 5-10 Moderate, 7-14 Moderate, 7-14 Moderate, 7-14

Maturity Speed (weeks)

Slow, 10-16 Fast, 5-8 Slow, 8-12 Moderate, 7-10 Moderate, 8-12
Wear Tolerance Excellent


Good Excellent Excellent
Spreading Ability Excellent by Rhizomes Poor, Bunch Type Good by Rhizomes Good, Bunch Type Good, Bunch Type
Texture Medium Medium Fine Medium Coarse
Fertility Requirements High Medium Low Low Low

Seed / 1,000 sq. ft.

2-4 lb. 3-5 lb. 4-5 lb. 4-5 lb. 6-10 lb.