A well-established and maintained yard leads to the general aesthetic of your home’s landscape. Preparing the site well and applying the appropriate amount of seed enables you to ensure that the bud grows in densely without purchasing and applying any more seed than is needed. Often, seeding rates are specified concerning pounds per 1,000 square foot; if you’re covering a huge area, you will need to convert the speed to pounds per acre.
Select the bud seed you will use to establish or overseed the turf area. The seeding rate varies depending on the cultivar or mix and is generally specified from the seed provider or on the bag of seed. As an instance, if you wish to plant a fresh Kentucky bluegrass lawn, the seeding rate is just 2 to 3 pounds of seed per 1,000 square foot. If you’re planting a tall fescue lawn, the suggested speed is 8 to 10 pounds per 1,000 square foot.
Convert the seeding rate for the selected grass cultivar or mix from pounds per 1,000 square feet to pounds per acre, if necessary. By way of instance, if the recommended seeding rate for a particular mix of grasses is 6 pounds per 1,000 square feet, then multiply 6 by 43.56 to get 261.36. Thus you’d need only over 261 pounds of seed for 1 acre.
Measure or estimate the dimensions of any non-turf areas in the landscape, then calculate their areas and include the square footage of all of the non-turf areas together.
Convert the square footage of any non-turf regions to acreage and subtract the non-turf areas from the acreage of the whole site. As an instance, if you’ve got a 1-acre lawn where the house, driveway, flower beds and other landscaping produce a combined area of 20,000 feet, divide this amount by 43,560 (the amount of square feet in an acre) and subtract this amount from 1 to determine the acreage of this planned landscaping is all about .54.
Calculate the amount of seed needed by multiplying the seeding rate in pounds per acre from the estimated acreages. As an instance, if the magnitude of this planned turf area is .54 acre, multiply this by the ascertained seeding rate per acre, like 261.36, to compute a total of 142 pounds of seed.