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question about slit seeding

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by wacaweed, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. wacaweed

    wacaweed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I was wondering how far a 50lb bag of fescue would go ( coverage wise ) with a power slit seeder. I know there are alot of variables but I'm looking for the rule of thumb.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Why not use the same formula as for core aerated seeding, which is:
    100 lbs / acre light, 200 lbs / acre heavy (evidently 150 lbs / acre is in between).
    So then for 1/4 acre, 25 lbs is light and 50 is heavy, etc, etc...
    Only thing is with slit seeding you might get even better results, I'd still throw it down as heavy, never save money on seed lol.
  3. patterson

    patterson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    In addition to the highest feasable seed rate, I've always liked to slice seed at the diagonal and then go back the opposite direction and create a cross-hatch pattern for better coverage.
  4. Turfco Tim

    Turfco Tim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Use the analysis info on the bag of seed. It will tell you exactly how far it will go.

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