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Lawn Renovation

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jondcoleman, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I was just reading in a turf textbook that when doing a lawn renovation (seeding over existing turf along with aeration or topdressing) and it said you should apply 5x the normal seeding rate! Is this correct? For tall fescue this would be like 30 lbs. per M. Does anyone do that? Typically, when I aerate and seed I am seeding at around 6-8 lbs per M. Thanks!
  2. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    30 lbs per 1,000 sq ft?????????:dizzy: That's nuts!
    6-8 lbs per 1,000 is fine for an overseed. I've gone as much as 10-15 when doing bare dirt and wanted to get a quick stand, but not on an aeration/overseed.
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    10 lbs. tall fescue for bare ground. Adjust down to what the existing turf needs.
    Also split application 1/2 north-south and 1/2 east-west for better results.
  4. Ooomwizard

    Ooomwizard LawnSite Senior Member
    from atlanta
    Messages: 296

    It's .5 X rate, 1/2 the amount of new install. Note the decimal.

    Better eh?

  5. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Ya I do 5lbs per 1000 when I'm renovating.
  6. group501

    group501 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    We just calibrated our seeder at 6# per k using a blend of RTF 60%, Thermal Blue 30%, tri-rye 10%.

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