Saturday, April 11, 2015

Home Grown: Selecting and Using a Lawn Spreader

Basically, two spreader equipment options are available for distributing crabgrass preventer, lawn fertilizer or turf seed.

Neither spreader is better or cheaper to use than the other; both are available to buy or rent. Choosing between them is just a matter of experience and opinion, according to horticulturist Rodney St. John, turfgrass specialist with Kansas State University Research and Extension.

One spreader drops granules or seeds directly to the ground beneath its wheels.

The other houses a rotary mechanism that broadcasts the lawn input out over a broader area.

Typically, both have wheels and a handle, and they go into action when pushed.

Continued at... Selecting and Using a Lawn Spreader

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