Monday, August 27, 2012

Now is the Time to Overseed Athletic Fields

Barenbrug seed delivered today, ready to be planted this afternoon:

Slice seeder:

Late summer/early fall is quickly approaching.  Now is the time to overseed athletic fields.  Here is a link for overseeding soccer fields from Purdue University.  Focus on pages 11-12.

Overseeding can be accomplished after aerification and before topdressing and dragging of the cores or with an overseeder.

I like to follow a simple overseeding formula:

  • Core aerify
  • Overseed
  • Topdress
  • Drag the cores, sand and seed into the field
  • Apply a starter fertilizer 16.28.12 at a rate of 4 bags an acre
Also, don't hesitate to overseed at a higher rate in season.  Remember, seed is one of the most cost effective ways to keep fields looking good and coaches happy throughout the season.

Go to to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!

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