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spreader setting for seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lukemelo216, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,267

    I have got some overseeding coming up with aerations and was wondering what setting you use for overseeding. I am using KBG applied a 3lbs/k with a lesco rotary spreader the one with 1-30 or whatever it is not the letter/number one. I will plan to use a drop spreader for areas around the flower beds so that wont be an issue. Thanks

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    really best way is just trial and error, it all depends how fast you walk and everything.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,073

    Can you get a scales? Can you mark on a container how much is 3 lbs, 2lbs and one lb? Put in 5 lbs and cover 1000 sqft. Weigh or meaure the remainder. Adjust and repeat.
    Remember you are trying to get about 5 to 10 seeds on an area about the size of a quarter. Look at the bare ground after a pass--adjust.

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