Ohio State Mix

Want the thickest, greenest turf with less work?  Tired of your lawn burning out in the summer?  Blended specifically for Ohio State growing conditions, Mountain View Seeds professional grade grass seed out-performs the leading brand in NTEP turf quality scores for a beautiful, greener lawn that is healthier and more durable. Mountain View Seeds are guaranteed to grow and produces a thicker, heat and drought resistant lawn with less fertilizer, less water and less mowing.

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Why Your Lawn Needs This —

Weather in the Buckeye state is tough on grass. Frigid winters and brutally hot, dry summers are less than ideal for a great lawn! Most grass species are not well adapted to this region so selecting a product that is developed for the specific Ohio climatic conditions is extremely important. Most retail Sun/Shade, Ohio, and Midwest mixes are predominately Perennial Ryegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass and Fine Fescue. Perennial Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass species do not perform well in the heat and drought of Ohio summers but used in small amounts can add performance to the overall mix.

Developed specifically for the region the new Mountain View Seeds Ohio State Mix will thrive in the harsh Ohio climate and produce a dark green lawn, without the need for extra inputs that are harmful to the environment.  Mountain View Seeds uses high-quality, top performing Turf-Type Tall Fescue as the primary specie in our mix. Turf-Type Tall Fescue is known for superior heat, drought, and disease resistance but older varieties historically lacked the high turf-quality homeowners demanded. At Mountain View Seeds we utilize the newest generation Turf-Type Tall Fescue that has the look and texture necessary for a superior lawn while maintaining it’s low-input heritage. We include a small percentage of Perennial Ryegrass to aid in ground cover and to out-compete weeds during establishment and some Kentucky Bluegrass to help provide a thick, lush lawn that will recover from wear.

Mountain View Seeds Ohio State Mix is sure to exceed expectations. At Mountain View Seeds… We believe in Better.


Will the blue coating (WaterGard NP) hurt my pet?

The polymer coating that is used for this product has a variety of ingredients. Many of these ingredients are being used within the food industry for different purposes. When the seed is utilized for it intended purpose the ingredients are environmentally safe, biodegradable and nontoxic for humans or pets.

How did Mountain View Seeds come up with the specific mix for each region?

Mountain View Seeds uses data from leading university studies known as NTEP (National Turf Evaluation Program) to best understand which cultivars / species will perform the best in a specific region.

There's a bunch of dates listed on the back of my bag. How do I know if the seed is still good?

All grass seed has an expiration date. Grass Seed companies test each "lot" of seed and maintain those test results for 3-4 years. Feel free to call MVS at 503-588-7333 with your lot number to understand the viability of the seed.

Ohio State Mix

When discussing turf species cultivar selection with anyone who has a question of "what grass should I plant?", I always stress a better ingredients, "better turf" mindset. Regardless of if it's a highly maintained golf green, stadium sports field or a moderately maintained lawn, the ingredients do matter! With respect to lawns in this region and based on my personal observations and measurements of numerous species and cultivar trials for nearly two decades at Purdue is that turf-type tall fescues or seed mixtures dominated by turf-type tall fescues provide better turf late in the season (late-July through September) relative to lawn turf areaswith high percentages of perennial ryegrass. This is especially true for those lawns that do not receive supplemental summer irrigation and little seasonal nitrogen inputs.

Cale A. Bigelow Ph.D.
Professor Department of Horticulture and Landscape ArchitectureTurf Science, Management and Ecology
Purdue University