# how much grass seed per square foot overseeding

Overseeding projects will require approximatelyhalf of the seed per square footthat you would use on a new yard and if you use a basic drop spreader then you will probably have less waste meaning you will be able to spread slightly less seed and get the same results.

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• ### How much grass seed do I need to Overseed an acre?

• There are 43,560 square feet in one acre. Since we need to get the area in square feet, the formula is: 43,560/1,000 = 43.56. If you have one acre and need to overseed an existing lawn at 3 pounds per 1,000, you will need about 131 total pounds of grass seed (43.56 * 3 = 130.68).

• ### How do you calculate how many square feet of grass to seed?

• Round up to an increment of 10 or 100 to simplify the calculations. For example, a rectangle 10 feet wide by 5 feet long would be 50 square feet. Divide the total area of the lawn by 1,000, as seeding rates are generally recommended in pounds of seed per 1,000 square feet, to determine the number of 1,000-foot sections.

• ### How do you calculate overseeding rate?

• Seeding rates are defined as the number of seeds in pounds needed for 1000 square feet of area. For determining the overseeding rate, you need to divide the normal seeding rate in half. For instance, the standard seeding rate for tall fescue grass seed is around eight pounds per 1000 square feet.

• ### How do I overseed my lawn?

• There are a few keys to successful lawn overseeding 鈥?preparing the lawn, choosing appropriate seed for your climate, choosing the best seeding rate and then regular watering to encourage the seed to germinate, root and grow. Climate and seeding rate information is available from grass seed sellers.