Sure, but be aware the coverage rates will go down. When I planted grass as
a kid, there was even a decay rate chart on the bag. As long as it is stored
dry, some of the seed will remain viable for years. I'd decant it into a
bucket with a tight-fitting lid to reduce chances it will draw moisture or
bugs. If you don't have space for a bucket, some of the giant-size ziploc
bags will also work. I'd keep it inside if possible, just to keep it dry.
I keep mine in a spare refrigerator. In the very early spring, a few
weeks before seeding time, put a small sample on a moist paper towel,
fold up the paper towel and put it in a sealed plastic bag, like a
sandwich bag, then check it two or three weeks later to get an idea of
how many of the seeds germinated. If it is a good number, use the seed;
if few germinated, get new seed.
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As long as you keep the seed dry and where the mice cannot get at it, it
should be fine. I grew snap peas this year from seeds I bought years ago.
Seeds were found in the pyramids of Egypt that could still germinate.
The suggestion of another reply to keep them moist or in water was silly.
As long as they remain dry, they should be able to sprout when they are
planted and remain moist.
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In general, if done correctly, grass can be stored for a couple of
years and still have good germination rates. Store it where it is
cool and dry. I store it in the basement inside a garbage can. I put
one of the chemical dampness remover jars that you can find at Walmart
or boat supply stores inside to lower the humidity.
One other issue is if the grass is endophyte enhanced. If it is, the
endophyte, which is a fungus, only lasts several months. The grass
will still grow, but the endophyte protection will be lost.
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