How much zoysia seed per 1k sq ft?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Daren, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. Daren

    Daren LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Does anyone know for sure what the reccommended rate for Zoysia Seed is? I see some articles say 13 lbs per 1k and some say 4 lbs. per k. Had several calls this weekend for hydrosseding Zoysia. One site on the web says 25 lbs will cover 12,5 k. Want to be sure before I give any quotes! Thanks!

  2. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    If I recall right The rate I used to SPREAD Zoysi was at 5#/1mft. Check with the seed distributer. I didn't have much luck with germination. How well does it work with the hydroseeder??
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Ever considering plugs? Home Depot here carries very nice looking Zoysia plugs supplied by Elsberry's Plugs, here's their web site:
  4. SDF250

    SDF250 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I would have to say "ONE" one seed that is , that should cover the block over time
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I was talking with the LESCO guys the other day and they said the seed was too expensive and was real hard to get established.

    Zoysia pallet of sod= $80-$90
    pallet covers 450 sq ft.

    seed $20 per pound
    5 lbs per 1k=$100
    Prep work/aerating
    slow to establish if ever
    I sure wouldn't want to guarentee it.

    Plugs= I don't know, but not much
    plug work and prep
    slower to establish but will work

    All things considered, plug it or sod it. Forget about the zoysia seed.
  6. Sean Gassman

    Sean Gassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Zoysia is very difficult to get started from seed and may take most of the summer to establish. Most customers do not have the patients to wait for the grass

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