Seed Coverage

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kemmer, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    How many Sq. Ft. should a 50# bag of seed cover when overseeding after aerating?
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    That would depend on what type of seed you are using.

    For overseeding existing turf with tall fescue, I try to put out 4-5 pounds per 1000 sf, so a 50# bag will get you 12,500sf at 4 pounds a 1000sf and 10,000sf at 5 pounds a 1000sf.

    The back of the bag will tell you recommended rates for overseeding or new turf.
  3. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    i use a 5 way rye with bluegrass and creeping red fescue. full sun 4lb. per 1,000 shade areas 2lb per 1,000

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