# how much grass seed per square foot overseeding Half of the seed per square foot

• ### How much seed do I need to overseed my lawn?

• 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. If you have a small lawn, this number might be a decimal that’s less than 1. Choose the grass species of blend that you will overseed the lawn with.

• ### 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.