Seeding Specifications

Cool Season Turfgrasses

   

Seeding Rates

 

 

 

Latin

seeds/lbs.

lbs./1,000 ft2

lbs./acre

g/meter2

seeds/inch2

Bentgrass

Creeping

A. palustris

6,000,000

1.0 - 1.5

45 - 65

5.0 - 7.5

21 to 83

(Agrostis sp.)

Colonial

A. capillaris

5,000,000

1.5 - 2.0

65 - 90

7.5 - 10.0

35 to 70

 

Velvet

A. canina var. canina.

8,000,000

0.75 - 1.25

35 - 55

3.5 - 6.0

27 to 83

Bluegrass

Kentucky

P. pratensis

900,000 - 2,000,000

1.0 - 2.0

45 - 90

5.0 - 10.0

13 to 27

(Poa sp.)

Rough

P. trivialis

2,000,000

1.0 - 2.0

45 - 90

5.0 - 10.0

13 to 27

Fescue

Chewings

F. rubra var. falax

365,000

4.0 - 6.0

175 - 250

20.0 - 30.0

10 to 15

(Festuca sp.)

Hard

F. brevipila

530,000

4.0 - 6.0

175 - 250

20.0 - 30.0

15 to 22

 

Slender Creeping

F. rubra var. litoralis

500,000

4.0 - 6.0

175 - 250

20.0 - 30.0

10 to 15

 

Strong Creeping

F. rubra var. rubra

365,000

4.0 - 6.0

175 - 250

20.0 - 30.0

10 to 15

 

Blue

F. ovina var. glauca

400,000

4.0 - 6.0

175 - 250

20.0 - 30.0

11 to 17

 

Tall, Turf-Type

F. arundinacea

250,000

8.0 - 10.0

350 - 435

40.0 - 50.0

14 to 17

Ryegrass

Perennial

L. perenne

225,000

7.0 - 9.0

300 - 400

35.0 - 45.0

11 to 14

(Lolium sp.)

Annual

L. multiflorum

225,000

7.0 - 9.0

300 - 400

35.0 - 45.0

11 to 14

 

Warm Season Turfgrasses

   

Seeding Rates

 

 

 

Latin

seeds/lbs.

lbs./1,000 ft2

lbs./acre

g/meter2

seeds/inch2

Bermudagrass

(hulled)

Cynodon dactylon

2,100,000

1.0 - 3.0

45 - 130

5.0 - 15

11 to 44

 

(unhulled)

Cynodon dactylon

1,600,000

3.0 - 5.0

130 - 225

15.0 - 25.0

33 to 55

 

(coated)

Cynodon dactylon

1,000,000

2.0 - 3.0

90 - 130

10.0 - 15.0

14 to 21

Zoysiagrass

 

Zoysia japonica

550,000 - 750,000

1.0 - 3.0

45 - 130

5.0 - 15.0

11 to 31

Buffalograss

 

Buchloe dactyloides

50,000

3.0 - 6.0

130 - 250

15.0 - 30.0

1 to 2

Bahiagrass

 

Paspalum notatum

150,000 - 200,000

6.0 - 8.0

250 - 350

30.0 - 40.0

6 to 11

Centipedegrass

 

Eremochloa ophiuroides

400,000

1.0 - 2.0

45 - 90

5.0 - 10.0

3 to 6