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Frequently Asked Questions
The team at Holman Seed Farms knows that determining the right way to use your seeds can often be challenging. While you may decide to scour Google for an answer, this usually doesn’t account for the unique “red dirt” soil found in Oklahoma. If you struggle to make the most of your purchase, we are here to help! Below you will find some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
While we do not have a product catalog for all the products we carry, our team is happy to help find the products you need if you contact us. We try to keep our online store as up-to-date as possible with our most popular products to ensure they are available.
When purchasing grass seed, consumers often have two options – coated seed or raw seed. Coated seed utilizes a clay-based coating that helps aid in moisture retention during the germination process. This coating also helps limit the chances of a bird eating the seed.
Raw seed, on the other hand, is precisely what you might think; grass seed that has not been coated and remains in its pure form. The coating can add weight to grass seed, increasing the price; however, it may not be needed if appropriately applied.
Some grass seed varieties, such as Bermuda, naturally have an outer casing called a hull. An unhulled seed has this casing left on to provide extra protection; however, it may lengthen the required time for germination. Hulled seeds have this casing removed to speed up germination times.
Unhulled seeds are often used in environments that are not optimal due to poor soil or a lack of irrigation. Their hulled counterparts are much more accommodating as long as they are adequately watered and the soil has plenty of nutrients to feed them.
While many other seeds like sunflower seeds or walnuts will go rancid due to their fat content, this isn’t a problem typically experienced with grass seeds. Although, storing grass seed for extended periods may make it harder to germinate. Holman Seed Farm recommends purchasing seed the season it is needed; however, extra seed can be stored in a cool, dry location for roughly one year.
If you have any questions that aren’t included in this list, including how to plant the seed you purchased properly, please call (918) 371-2195 to talk to the experts at Holman Seed Farms during regular business hours for the fastest response. If you aren’t in a rush, contact us through our website or reach out to us on Facebook for assistance!