For spreading amendments, such as feather meal and lime, Matt uses a Scotts drop spreader
with a 22-inch-wide spread pattern.
If you intend to apply a wide variety of materials to your lawn, than an adjustable spreader like the EvenGreen Drop Spreader
is for you.
Next, spread agricultural ground limestone using a drop spreader
Application is flexible-enabling aerial, hydraulic, use of a high-volume drop spreader
, large-opening broadcast spreader or application by hand.
Use a drop spreader
instead of rotary type spreader near sensitive areas.
A: A drop spreader
allows for precise applications, such as along flower beds, where you might not want to distribute seed or fertilizer.
Streaking is less likely with rotaries because the swaths are overlapped and the edge of the distribution pattern is not as sharp as that produced by a drop spreader
A drop spreader
simple "drops" material directly under the hopper, limiting application to the width of the spreader.
The drop spreader
dispenses the material through holes in the bottom of the hamper as it is pushed across the lawn, Figure 22-7.
For a 500-square-foot plot, renovating should cost less than $100 All the equipment used to renovate a lawn-dethatcher, aerator, drop spreader
, and cage roller is available from rental yards.
For small areas, a drop spreader
that dispenses material with the pull of a hand lever is sufficient.
Application on unevenly shaped lawns is much easier than it can be with a drop spreader
and dry fertilizer.