( /k = for every 1000 square feet of grass area - approximately 30 feet by 33 feet)
Seed Rate - new lawn = 3lb/k over seed = 1.5lb/k
Germination - 5-28 days
Approximate price/k to overseed = $6.64
Approximate price/lb of actual seed = $4.42
Content Variety Germination
19.79% Bargena creeping red fescue 85%
19.51% Doubletime perennial ryegrass 85%
14.06% Pirouette perennial ryegrass 90%
9.91% Terrabar Italian ryegrass 85%
9.71% Compass chewings fescue 85%
9.42% Baron kentucky bluegrass 85%
4.92% Bartalon rough bluegrass 85%
4.91% Hardtop hard fescue 85%
Bargena wear tolerance, dense turf, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, low growing
Doubletime low maintenance, winter color, early spring green, traffic tolerant, dark green color, mixes well with warm season grasses
Pirouette medium green, traffic tolerant, dense growing, early spring green, winter color
Compass darker green, dense, heat & drought tolerant, disease resistan, low growing, shade tolerant, low maintenance, early spring green
Baron dense, rapid spreading , medium green, blends well, some heat & drought tolerance
Hardtop heat & drought tolerant, does well in shady areas, low maintenance, dark green, tolerates low mowing
Quick tips on lawn overseeding:
1) Cut the grass first - mowing the lawn shorter than normal makes it easier for the seed to get to the soil. Ideally, you want to wait two to three weeks after seeding to mow the lawn again. This allows the new grass time to establish roots
2) Rake bare areas - loosening the top layer of soil makes it easier for new grass to take hold. A very thin layer of soil to cover seed also helps (keeps new seed from drying out).
3) Water - the most important step is to water the lawn. Water two to three times a day until new grass is about an inch tall. you do not need to use a lot of water, just enough to keep the seed moist.
4) Know what type of seed you use - Rye grass usually sprouts in 4 to 9 days. Fescue grass in 7 to 14 days. Bluegrass can take anywhere from 10 to 28 days. This will give you a good indication of how long you will need to water.
5) Starter fertilizer - Phosphorus helps the roots grow and is the most important nutrient in starter fertilizer, so the middle number should be the highest ( ie 5-10-5, 20-24-4).