View Full Version : Lawn Renovation

08-12-2008, 02:23 PM
I was just reading in a turf textbook that when doing a lawn renovation (seeding over existing turf along with aeration or topdressing) and it said you should apply 5x the normal seeding rate! Is this correct? For tall fescue this would be like 30 lbs. per M. Does anyone do that? Typically, when I aerate and seed I am seeding at around 6-8 lbs per M. Thanks!

08-12-2008, 03:10 PM
30 lbs per 1,000 sq ft?????????:dizzy: That's nuts!
6-8 lbs per 1,000 is fine for an overseed. I've gone as much as 10-15 when doing bare dirt and wanted to get a quick stand, but not on an aeration/overseed.

08-12-2008, 04:16 PM
10 lbs. tall fescue for bare ground. Adjust down to what the existing turf needs.
Also split application 1/2 north-south and 1/2 east-west for better results.

09-12-2008, 12:17 PM
It's .5 X rate, 1/2 the amount of new install. Note the decimal.

Better eh?


09-12-2008, 05:15 PM
Ya I do 5lbs per 1000 when I'm renovating.

09-12-2008, 07:01 PM
We just calibrated our seeder at 6# per k using a blend of RTF 60%, Thermal Blue 30%, tri-rye 10%.