Newbie here. My lawn is 16,000 sf and about 35% of it completely died this summer (planted wrong type of seed for my area western NC). Yesterday I overseeded with Lesco tall fescue millennium blend.
I used 55 lbs of seed because somebody told me not to crowd the seed to much for a higher survival rate. This works out to 3.2 lbs of seed per 1000 sf. I have read that overseeding should be 4-5 lbs per 1000 sf. I have already put straw down on all the dead areas. Should I have done more or will the tall fescue come in good using a lower rate for less crowding and thus less competition for water and nutrients?
I do have another 50lb bag that is unopened I was going to return it since it was $70.....