Sq. Foot Coverage of Annuals

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GreenMonster, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Working on some prices already for next year.

    Quick question:

    Anybody have a "formula" they use for figuring how many flats of annuals are needed for a given square footage area?

    I.E., how many flats of annuals are required for 200sf?

    Thanks
     
  2. gartj

    gartj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    GreenMonster,
    PM me and if you have access to a fax I can fax you a coverages sheet for ground cover and plantings.
     
  3. ARLawnCare#1

    ARLawnCare#1 LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 20

    gartj,

    Could I get the fax also? 870-762-0357
    Thanks!
     
  4. Rebel7695

    Rebel7695 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    I would take that fax too... Might be cheaper to scan it and then email it to us though?

    either way...
    479-452-8192
    jason_ellis@cox-internet.com
     
  5. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    I asked my father last year who is a commercial grower of annuals and has install many a flower bed over the past thirty years uses three plants per square foot for individual packs. There are ususually 6 plants per pack and if I remember correctly 8 packs per flat.

    hope this helps
     
  6. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 130

    terra,

    are you referring to 606 cell packs or 4"? We use 4" and there are 18 in a flat. 606 six packs are smaller and there would be 36 per flat of these. I found the, although more expensive, the 4" are easier to plant, have better chance of living, get to full size quicker, and are just easier to deal with. Any thoughts from others?
     
  7. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Try this

    If you set plants Here's the area one flat will
    this far apart cover (plants per flat)

    48 plants 64 plants

    4 in. 4 1/2 sq. ft. 6 sq. ft.
    6 in. 10 sq. ft. 13 1/2 sq. ft.
    8 in. 18 sq. ft. 24 1/2 sq. ft.
    10 in. 28 1/2 sq. ft. 38 1/2 sq. ft.
    12 in. 41 1/2 sq. ft. 55 1/2 sq. ft.
     
  8. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Try this
    If you set plants

    ******************cover 48 per flat*************64 per flat

    4 in. ****************4 1/2 sq.ft.***************6 square ft ft.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    6 in.*****************10 sq.ft *****************13 1/2 sq ft
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    8 in.*****************18sq ft ***************** 24 1/2 sq ft
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    10 in.***************28 1/2 sq ft.************* 38 1/2 sq ft.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    12 in.***************41 1/2 sq ft.************* 55 1/2 sq ft
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  9. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Here is another chart I got a few years ago that I use constantly. Hope it helps


    Planting Flowers
    Spacing .... Plants per square foot
    4" ................ 9
    6" ................ 4
    8" ................ 2.3
    10" ............... 1.4
    12" ............... 1.0
    15" ............... .65
    18" ............... .45
    24" ............... .25

    Ground Cover Spacing ...
    One flat of 100 plants will cover:

    Inch Spacing ... Square Feet
    4 ................. 11
    6 ................. 25
    8 ................. 44
    10 ................ 70
    12 ................100

    Good luck,
    Tom
     

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