Dear Gardening Life,
I have a strange one for you, I'm sure. I'm looking to purchase some crabgrass seeds. I have such a hard time keeping the grass growing in the backyard due to burn spots from my male dog.
The only thing that never gets killed is the crabgrass and I wish it would just take over. I want crabgrass seeds to fill in those bare spots. Any advice would be appreciated.
*—Michelle Duerinckx, Winnipeg *
Your existing crabgrass should produce a tremendous amount of seed, so if you let it go, I think it would fill in pretty quickly. However, crabgrass seed (particularly a strain called ‘Red River’) is sold as a forage crop by farm supply companies. That said, all the companies I found are in the U.S. and you may have trouble importing the seeds because crabgrass is on so many noxious weed lists.
I suggest you contact some of the suppliers and ask if they will ship to Winnipeg.
* Lorenz's O.K. Seeds, Okeene, OK, 1- 800-826-3655, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Elstel Farm & Seeds, Ardmore, OK, 580-661-3997, e-mail: email@example.com
* Kentucky American Seeds Inc., Hopkinsville, KY, 270-886-2582, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Karen York, GL Botanical Editor*
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