EXTENSION CONNECTION: Be cautious of too-good-to-be-true lawn ads

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

You may see advertisements for "perfect" grass that produces a lush, green lawn with very little care.

Please, question advertisements for grass seed mixtures that grow from Alaska to Florida.


Beware of advertisements that exclude a specific name for the grass being sold.

Don't believe advertisements that claim the grass "even grows in impossible spots."

Several years ago, I contacted a company that was advertising a grass seed mixture in hopes of finding out, specifically, what grass seeds were in this too-good-to-be-true mixture.

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