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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by huntw11871, Sep 13, 2007.
How much seed are you guys putting down when you over seed a 1 acre plot??
depends on the condition of the 1 acre plot you are overseeding
In general how much? I am just looking for a ball park I will not hold you to it. Thank you
I seed at 3LBS per 1000 Sq Ft. An acre is around 43000 Sq Ft. So 3x43=129
Thank you very much matt that is about what I do now. Just want to see how the other half does it. Thanks for the info.
LOL! It depends on the seed. It is NOT just the poundage, it is the quantity of seed per 1000. That is what determines the poundage.
The seed is a fescue.There is 43560 sqft in a acre so I don't see where it matters.I put down about 4lbs per 1000sqft but it depends on the yard. So for a acre it is about 175lbs.
3-4 lbs per 1000 depending on existing turf.
Thanks sandman for the info.
Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions it is common to use the following seed:
tall type turf fescues on avg 8 lbs / 1000
perennial rye 6 lbs / 1000
bermuda 2 lbs/1000
usually our seed company provides us a blend such as 80% tall fescues, 10% Perennial Ryes and 10% Bermuda
In this case we are forced to use it at 6-8 / 1000 to get decent coverage.
however if we were doing straight bermuda we would be wasting alot of money if applying any higher than the two pounds.
Look closely at the type of seed you have. Fescue is extremely large while bermuda is quite small.
Your cheating yourself or your client throwing down seed. And remember there is three types of fescues - tall , fine, and chewing. All have there purpose.