How much seed does you everyone use for overseeding

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by smcunningham, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much seed does everyone use for over seeding
    keep in mind this is overseeding and aeration
    how much seed would you guys use for overseeding a 5,000 sq' turf area?
    50lbs.....10lbs per 1,000 sq '
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    w/ what seed?
     
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    3#/1000 if lawn is pretty thick, 5#/1000 if more sparse, 8#/1000 bare soil

    Thats w/ Lesco Team Mates or Team Mates plus tall fescue mix
     
  4. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1/4 acre lot 25lbs aerate seed restortion 50lbs
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    50# bag per 5k sq feet if we are over seeding bermuda. i try and stretch it to 7500 if i can though.
     
  6. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    Turfdude
    3#/1000 if lawn is pretty thick, 5#/1000 if more sparse, 8#/1000 bare soil

    Thats w/ Lesco Team Mates or Team Mates plus tall fescue mix

    Thats the general input I've been getting from local lco's
    thanks for the replies ....
     
  7. lawn dogg

    lawn dogg LawnSite Member
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    About 5-6 # per 1000 I use Rebel 4 tall turf typu fescue with starter fert.
     
  8. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
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    Dumb question, but can you overseed without aerating? Or is it pointless?
     
  9. lawn dogg

    lawn dogg LawnSite Member
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    I would aerate ,you can just over seed but aerating is definetly going to give you a better results.
     
  10. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    I put down 50lbs of Lesco trans. blend today over 1/3 acre and covered nice and thick along w/ 50lbs Lesco starter fert and a 3 bales of straw for the bare spots.
     

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