HTF - Siouxland Grass & Forage LLC
Is this winter weather going to ruin your chance to seed your lawn?
This week in "Proud to be a Hometown Farmer," we're talking to a seed-seller in North Sioux City, SD to find out, at Siouxland Grass & Forage.
It has been a cold, snowy April so far, and Tyler Schroeder is ready to get planting.
"It's been a pretty slow start, you know, just can't get a whole lot of projects done," said Schroeder, owner of Siouxland Grass & Forage in North Sioux.
He's owned the business for four years.
He went to school to be an engineer, but says he had to get back to an agricultural-type of job.
"I've pretty much been in agriculture my whole life," said Schroeder.
In a sense, that's what he sells, too, with his warehouse full of seed.
For farmers he sells cover crops.
"The most common type is serial rye, rye grain, which is easy to establish," said Schroeder. "A lot of guys start off with that and as they get into the cover crop they go with a mix, such as turnips, radishes, some sun hemp, some winter peas, things like that."
He's been seeing a lot of folks come into his shop lately, too, anxious to get their lawns seeded this spring.
He says two types of grass seed mixtures are really popular these days.
"Mix of Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Rye or a tall fescue blend has gotten really popular, which is a lot more drought hardy," said Schroeder.
Soon, the snow will stop, then the busy season will really begin.
Schroeder says you'll still have plenty of time to seed your lawn, too.
He says it might be best to wait a few weeks.
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If you'd like to learn more about Siouxland Grass & Forage, please visit: grassandforage.com.