weighing grass seed?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawncuttinfoo, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,013

    Whats the cheapest way to accurately weigh grass seed?

    I do not seed often so I would rather not spend $80 on a scale, but I would like to find a better way than just pouring a portion of the 50 lb bag into the hopper.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Are you running a slice seeder,i have a lesco renovater it comes in 50# bags just round it off if you have any left it always helps to reseed bare spots.
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Bathroom Scale.... 15 bucks tops there.

    Weigh yourself, weigh you and the contents of partial bag of seed, seed lawn spots, weigh you and whats left over in the bag. Subtract one from the other = how many pounds of seed you used.
  4. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,013

    What does everyone else use?
  5. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    I have a grain scoop that holds about 3#'s. The cool thing about it is back in 1977 when I worked in a garden center that was what I used to measure for customers. It was always real close when I put it on scale. Great thing I bought it plus some other stuff when the garden center closed in 2001.

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