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Old 11-05-2012, 10:42 PM
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lbs per sq foot for overseeding

Just out of curiosity for bluegrass what do you guys do for over seeding. For example a 20# bag can cover x amount of sq feet when overseeding a yard?
Let me know i don't need the well it depends on the yard and this and that just on average what do you guys do.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:24 AM
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7 or so pounds per thousand sq ft. This is a typical result.



This lawn would look the same as the surrounding lawns without the overseeding.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:58 AM
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Cant tell where you guys are but we go 5-7lb here. Per thousand sq.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:12 AM
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7 or so pounds per thousand sq ft. This is a typical result.



This lawn would look the same as the surrounding lawns without the overseeding.
Lawn looks good.

How do you apply seed?

Spreader directly on to the lawn?

Slit seeder?

Aerate then spread seed down?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:48 AM
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Aerate then broadcast spreader
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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Does this apply to Bermudas I live in Nw al and when does it need overseeding
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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Lawn looks good.

How do you apply seed?

Spreader directly on to the lawn?

Slit seeder?

Aerate then spread seed down?
Aerate and then broadcast. That is a 50-50 mix of Annual Rye and KBG.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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Does this apply to Bermudas I live in Nw al and when does it need overseeding
What are you trying to accomplish by overseeding? Some winter color or strengthen your Burmuda?
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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Want to thicken my Bermuda up. Already got Scott's spraying it. Should I let it thicken up on its own
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:07 PM
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Want to thicken my Bermuda up. Already got Scott's spraying it. Should I let it thicken up on its own
You can overseed it in the spring. I'd have to lookup the overseeding rate for Bermuda but it's way less than other types of grass. Make sure no one puts pre-em on the lawn in the spring.
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