Grass Seed

Use this calculator to determine how much grass seed you'll need for your existing or future lawn area.

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Area to be seeded
sq. ft.


Type of seed (select one)

  Bluegrass or Bermuda
  Fescue or Ryegrass
  Bahi

 

Pounds of seed needed

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lbs.
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Please note: For your convenience, this calculation has been rounded up slightly.

Important reminder: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculation. But before purchasing materials for any project, please check amounts with your suppliers or contractors.

Helpful Information

A few tips: Whether seeding an entire lawn or a few bare spots, test the soil first. It should be neutral or slightly acidic, with a pH of 6 to 7. To ensure that the seeds will grow, add lime, organic matter (see the calculator for Top Dressing), and a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Till the soil 6 inches deep, so it is pebbly, not powdery. Over a large area, spread seeds with a mechanical spreader: spread half the seeds walking in one direction, and the other half walking perpendicular to the first seeding. Bags of grass seed always provide a recommended application rate.

In addition, many lawn experts recommend seeding with a blend. Consult with your supplier to choose the type of seed most likely to succeed in your area. Avoid cheap seed, which may be old or adulterated.

Learn everything you need to know about growing the best lawn possible.

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