Some brands of grass seed promote a special protective coating. This coating helps keep the grass seed moist during the germination process. Failure to keep the seed moist at this time is the #1 reason for failure of new lawns. Basically, a grass seed that is coated is a little more expensive, but is more forgiving if you have a challenge keeping the seed moist while it is new.
Art's Nursery carries several varieties of coated grass seeds, the most popular of which is the Scotts Turf Builder brand. If you have any other questions about grass seed, call us at 604.882.1201 or visit us in person at Arts Nursery Ltd.