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
. Then apply grass seed either by hand (like feeding the chickens) or by machine.
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.
A rotary spreader does not provide as accurate and uniform an application as a drop spreader
, but the distribution can be quite satisfactory if the proper overlap is used.
A drop spreader
simple "drops" material directly under the hopper, limiting application to the width of the spreader.
These are the rotary spreader and the drop spreader
. The rotary type dispenses the material from a closed hamper onto a rotating plate.
* Apply the seed with a broadcast or drop spreader
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.
Use a broadcast spreader--not a drop spreader
. Drop spreaders
(the type that drops granules straight down) are notoriously tricky to use.