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huntw11871
09-13-2007, 04:43 PM
How much seed are you guys putting down when you over seed a 1 acre plot??

Stillwater
09-13-2007, 08:19 PM
depends on the condition of the 1 acre plot you are overseeding

huntw11871
09-13-2007, 08:38 PM
In general how much? I am just looking for a ball park I will not hold you to it. Thank you

Matts lawn care
09-13-2007, 09:02 PM
I seed at 3LBS per 1000 Sq Ft. An acre is around 43000 Sq Ft. So 3x43=129

huntw11871
09-13-2007, 09:13 PM
Thank you very much matt that is about what I do now. Just want to see how the other half does it. Thanks for the info.

Runner
09-13-2007, 11:50 PM
LOL! It depends on the seed. It is NOT just the poundage, it is the quantity of seed per 1000. That is what determines the poundage.

huntw11871
09-14-2007, 02:18 PM
The seed is a fescue.There is 43560 sqft in a acre so I don't see where it matters.I put down about 4lbs per 1000sqft but it depends on the yard. So for a acre it is about 175lbs.

sandman23
09-14-2007, 04:51 PM
3-4 lbs per 1000 depending on existing turf.

huntw11871
09-14-2007, 06:52 PM
Thanks sandman for the info.

bam
09-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions it is common to use the following seed:


tall type turf fescues on avg 8 lbs / 1000

perennial rye 6 lbs / 1000

bermuda 2 lbs/1000

usually our seed company provides us a blend such as 80% tall fescues, 10% Perennial Ryes and 10% Bermuda

In this case we are forced to use it at 6-8 / 1000 to get decent coverage.

however if we were doing straight bermuda we would be wasting alot of money if applying any higher than the two pounds.

Look closely at the type of seed you have. Fescue is extremely large while bermuda is quite small.

Your cheating yourself or your client throwing down seed. And remember there is three types of fescues - tall , fine, and chewing. All have there purpose.

huntw11871
09-14-2007, 10:24 PM
Bam what are you talking about?

Your cheating yourself or your client throwing down seed. And remember there is three types of fescues - tall , fine, and chewing. All have there purpose.

huntw11871
09-14-2007, 10:45 PM
Bam there is more than three types of fecues. CHEWING,HARD,CREEPING RED,TALL,FINE.