50lb bag of grass seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by bobcatnj, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    what is the sq ftage a 50lb bag of grass seed can cover? it is for re seeding a lawn
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    it depends on what type of seed is in the bag. it will state it right on the bag too if you look for it.
     
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    its a rapid grow mix i dont have a bag in front of me. im trying to estimate a quote
     
  4. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lescos tall fescue blend says that It will cover 12,000 sf when overseeding or 8,000sf when first time seeding a new lawn.
     
  5. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
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    rule of thumb we use is overseeding 2-3 lbs per thousand s.f. and 7-9 lbs on a newly seeded lawn.(overseed in the early fall again if needed)
     
  6. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    the lawn is 17000sq ft what will i need
     
  7. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    If you just overseeding 50lb would but you right a 3lbs per thou which is a good rate, it you trying to establish a new lawn from top soil you would need about 150 lbs at 8lbs per thou.
     
  8. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the help
     

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