If it's aerated, 25lbs of 90% germ.rate fescue (such as a Lesco brand) or 50 lbs. of 80% germ.rate fescue (such as Ky.31). Keep in mind Ky.31 has gone up in price and is 0.4% weed while the better 90% germ.rate brands are generally 0.1% weed (4x less weed seeds). Much as it may appear odd, in my experience I have learned the 90% germ seeds appear to have roughly TWICE the germination rate when compared to the 80% stuff... Maybe it's not that much better, but I can SEE the difference everyday... If you really want to go nuts, go for the 95% stuff but be warned it gets expensive now (I caught a few 50lb bags on sale for the same price as 90% so that's how I come by it IF I get it) the 95% stuff may be found in the Premium / Deluxe or Rebel III classes.SeacoastDesignsL&L said:im trying to figure out the cost for seed to overseed some lawns. About how much seed is needed to aerate 5000 sq feet?
IF the yard is aerated (it really needs to be) then you can technically seed as late as you want to because the seeds get trapped inside the holes which close within a few weeks... Keep in mind even now MOST of it will not come up until spring (and you may wish to tell the customer this). I would add a fair dose of starter fertilizer (some 14-28-10 or thereabouts), say 50 lbs. of that and maybe 50-100 lbs. of either dolomitic lime or a neutral fert-complementer (like a calcium/magnesium based 0-0-0).darryl gesner said:Let's keep in mind that we all live in different areas and use different seed that has different application rates and we don't know what the existing turf looks like. Not to mention that it's getting kind of late to be seeding in Seacoast's area, so germination may be on the low side.
When in doubt, you can always check the bag or supplier for recommended application rates.