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Old 11-25-2009, 12:16 PM
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Best way to apply grass seed - drop spreader or over-seeder?

I plan to dormant seed my 1 acre Kokomo, IN lawn next week & I’m concerned about the best way to apply the small expensive premium blend Kentucky bluegrass seed.
The local equipment rental – either Bluebird “rear seeder dispense” & Billy Goat “front seeder dispense” over-seeders appear to have a crude and inaccurate way to dispense seed. This is very important to me because I plan to use Kentucky bluegrass seed which is very small compared to rye.
The seed rate for KGB is only 3# /1,000 sq ft new lawn – if I cut that in ˝ and apply the seed N-S and then E-W. The seed needs to be accurately distributed at only 1.5 # / 1,000.
The situation gets worse when over-seeding:
The seed rate for KGB is only 1.5# /1,000 sq ft over-seeding – if I cut that in ˝ and apply the seed N-S and then E-W. The seed needs to be accurately distributed at only .75# / 1,000.
Does anyone have experience using either of the above over-seeders at this low application rate?
Can the above equipment accurately apply the small expensive KBG seed at .75# / 1,000 sq ft?
I have a 24 year old Scott precision flow drop seeder which appears to offer a more accurate way to apply seed. I want to do this job correct the 1st time!

Thanks in advance for helping!
Andy
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