lbs per sq foot for overseeding

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by dstifel, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    7 or so pounds per thousand sq ft. This is a typical result.

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    This lawn would look the same as the surrounding lawns without the overseeding.
     
  3. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cant tell where you guys are but we go 5-7lb here. Per thousand sq.
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  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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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?
     
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Aerate then broadcast spreader
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  6. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    Does this apply to Bermudas I live in Nw al and when does it need overseeding
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Aerate and then broadcast. That is a 50-50 mix of Annual Rye and KBG.
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you trying to accomplish by overseeding? Some winter color or strengthen your Burmuda?
     
  9. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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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
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    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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