Why is the Higher Voluntary Standard label important?

Why is the Higher Voluntary Standard label important?
The Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS) is the highest standard in the UK for grass seed. HVS is the highest level of seed quality set by the UK government and is of a higher standard than the European Union (EU) standard. Our grass seed is inspected and approved by our grass seed inspectors to ensure it meets the UK government’s HVS standard, and by choosing our grass seed, you will use the best quality of grass seed available.

Our grass seed meets the UK Governments Higher Voluntary Standard, giving you the confidence that you are buying the finest quality grass seed available anywhere! We have a range of grass seed options for garden lawns, commercial seed mixes for landscapers and specialist seeds for equestrian and sports use.

We feel that the best quality grass seed should be available to everyone!

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Our seed meets the Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS)

Purchasing grass seed that meets the UK’s Higher Voluntary Standard ensures the seeds included in your seed mixture have the highest levels of purity, offer the best germination rates, and grow better than grass seed that doesn’t meet the HVS standard.

By buying grass seeds from us, you can be confident you will receive grass seeds that meet the Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS).

Since grass seed must have a purity rating of 96.5% to meet the Higher Voluntary Standard, our grass seed is grown under strict instructions within our own company. This attention to detail ensures that our seed is produced to the highest standards.

Our standards make it easy; if the seed doesn't meet the Higher Voluntary Standard, then we don't sell it!

In contrast, the European Union (EU) certification is a statutory certification throughout the whole of the EU that guarantees lower-quality standards for germination and purity. Many grass seeds commonly purchased in high-street shops and online web stores carry this certification. What this means is that grass seed with only the EU Certification will not offer the same growth as seed produced to the Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS).

Our grass seed is also Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) Certified

All our grass seed is Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) certified. This means our grass seed mixes are tested and approved for sports, home, commercial and equestrian use.

Quality is Simple

At The Grass People, we live by our slogan – Quality is Simple. Our grass seed is rigorously tested to ensure it offers the highest purity and germination rate for the best growth – it’s as simple as that!

Our customers agree that our grass seed is excellent, which is reflected in our Feefo 5-star platinum trusted service award. On top of this, we are so confident in the quality of our grass seed that we offer our Grass Seed Growth Guarantee. This means that when you purchase grass seed from us, we will guarantee the growth of your new lawn.

For any reason, if your grass seed fails to germinate, we will ask for pictures of your lawn to help us identify the cause of the problem – and we will ensure you get the garden lawn you have been dreaming of!

If you would like more information on the purity, germination or anything about the quality of our grass seed, then please get in touch, and we will be happy to help.

You can also read more about the UK's Higher Voluntary Standard on the official UK Government Website.