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jondcoleman
08-12-2008, 01:23 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!

TforTexas
08-12-2008, 02:10 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.

garydale
08-12-2008, 03:16 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.

Ooomwizard
09-12-2008, 11:17 AM
It's .5 X rate, 1/2 the amount of new install. Note the decimal.

Better eh?

GL!

cod8825
09-12-2008, 04:15 PM
Ya I do 5lbs per 1000 when I'm renovating.

group501
09-12-2008, 06:01 PM
We just calibrated our seeder at 6# per k using a blend of RTF 60%, Thermal Blue 30%, tri-rye 10%.