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cpllawncare
06-27-2011, 01:01 AM
I was wondering which is prefered, or do I need both?

wrxscby
06-27-2011, 08:23 AM
I use broadcast exclusively. Drop spreaders offer a lot of risk of burning if misused or uninformed on proper usage. I would recommend the earthway broadcast or if you have a JDL (John Deere Landscapes) nearby the lesco spreaders are very nice. Pricey but nice.

kbrashears
06-27-2011, 08:40 AM
The only thing I've ever used a drop spreader for is when I'm doing seed work. To keep the seed out of beds and off the undesired areas, you know?
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andyslawncare
06-27-2011, 06:56 PM
You would waste your time spreading fertilizer with a drop spreader. Use a drop only if you have properties with very narrow turf passages or seed. Lesco pro broadcast is preferred.

gebby
06-27-2011, 10:08 PM
broadcast.

Think Green
06-27-2011, 10:24 PM
CP,
Dropspreader for ultimate small lawns............only!
I only use them for seeding as well! As far as for misapplication........my unit crushes the prills with the roller, so I go half rate in one direction and half the other direction. I don't really like a unit to compromise the integrity of the prill.

Shegardi
06-27-2011, 10:26 PM
The only thing I've ever used a drop spreader for is when I'm doing seed work. To keep the seed out of beds and off the undesired areas, you know?
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Same here, seeding only and rarely at that.