We would like to assure you that all of our grass seed blends go through a comprehensive seed quality process to maintain our extremely high seed viability standards. If you are experiencing a delay in germination during the spring, keep in mind that different varieties of grass seeds will germinate at different rates when optimum growing conditions are present: ryegrasses take 4 to 10 days, fescues take 7 to 14 days, and Kentucky Bluegrasses take 14 to 30 days. Therefore it could take up to 1 month for complete germination of your grass seed blend.
The main reason for the failure of grass seed to germinate in the spring is simply that the conditions are not correct yet.
As with all seeds, grass seed does not require sunlight to germinate, it requires moisture and warmth. Thus the best time to seed your lawn is actually in the fall when the soil bed is warm. The warm soil, mixed with the cool days, is the perfect condition for grass seed to germinate, and establish a good root bed. When seeding in the spring it will take longer due to the cool soil temperatures. Ideally, the daily temperature should be sitting between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius for at least two weeks before beginning to reseed. This will have allowed the soil to warm up to approximately 10 to 18 degrees Celsius, which is the best temperature range for cool grass seed varieties to germination.
This does not usually occur until at least mid to end of May, some years as late as June, and will also be dependent on the region of Canada that you reside in. When spring conditions continue to produce very cool nights this will also slow down the rise in the soil temperature, and unfortunately until the conditions are correct the grass seed will remain dormant. The best thing to do in this situation is to wait another few weeks to see if the spring weather will warm up a bit, making it more conducive for germination and growth. Seeding in the spring is very dependent on weather conditions.
Nevertheless if for any reason you are still unsatisfied with the results of using our product please be aware that all of our products carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee with proof of purchase. Simply mail your receipt to us and we will be happy to issue you a refund.