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How much seed for football field?

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by Luke Kindle, May 24, 2008.

  1. Luke Kindle

    Luke Kindle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Going to bid a new football field. How much seed do u think it will take to get it started. Should I consider Hydroseeding?
     
  2. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 556

    I take it you will be putting in the foot ball field. I see you have asked about both seed and drainage. Who is doing the build up for the field, is it going to have and irrigation system in it. If a football field is set right with a crown down the center then your field will drain to both sidelines. I am a big fan of hidden french drains that can have sod grown right over the top of them. As far as grass if it was a brand new field I would try to talk them into a sod intsall. If not see if you can get your hands on a good slit seeder and seed bluegrass at the rate of 5lbs to 1000 sq foot. I would use something like a 20-10-5 fertilizer mixture and water in well. Make sure the field has a propper crown for drainage
     
  3. Athletic field

    Athletic field LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    Ya I would go at least 5lb/1000 for k. blue. At least here in PA. I would also suggest going 100% k. Blue, or no more than 10% P. Rye in the mix and make sure it's certified seed. Look on NTEP for varities that suit your area.
     

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