# how much grass seed per square foot overseeding

## Best answer

Half of the seed per square foot

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### How much grass seed do I need to overseed?

For example if your overseeding rate is 4 lbs. per 1,000 square feet, you would divide that by 1,000, and then multiply by your square footage (1,500 from step 1 example). This would yield 6 lbs. of grass seed needed to overseed.

### 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 much bluegrass seed do I need for a lawn?

For colonial and creeping bentgrasses, the seeding rate is usually 1/2 to 1 pound per 1,000 square feet. Plan on requiring about 3 pounds of bluegrass seed, 10 pounds of ryegrass seed, 4 pounds of red fescue, 5 pounds of hard fescue or 8 to 10 pounds of tall fescue seed for every 1,000 square feet of turf.