View Full Version : How to fertilize tight areas?

03-22-2004, 09:41 AM
Newbie here (new to the fertilizer section). I am a lawn cutting guy, was able to obtain a license over the winter for fertilizer applications.

I apply only granular. For those tight areas, how do you guys apply the granular fertilizer? I have a Lesco broadcast spreader, but that would be bad for smaller areas. Should I use a drop spreader? For example, I have many residential customers that have a sidewalk, and that area between the sidewalk and the street is approx. 5 feet wide. If I use a broadcast spreader, I would have a lot of overspray into either the street or sidewalk.

What do you guys suggest.

03-22-2004, 01:21 PM
The sidewalk, in most cases, really can't be avoided. Just use your sheild. Who did you do fertilization for, before (I mean who did you work for?)

03-22-2004, 11:57 PM
I watched a guy last fall lift the spreader up on one wheel to change the pattern. Have not tried it yet but it seemed to work for him.

Enviro Green
03-23-2004, 12:10 AM
Go slower at a lower rate Spreads less and use a blower Don't leave that stuff there

Green Right
03-23-2004, 01:00 AM
I Use the scotts handheld green plastic spreader sold to home owners. they are very handy for small areas.They hold about 4lbs. of fert and they are durable.

03-23-2004, 03:27 PM
Green Right, thanks for the tip. I just picked up one of these Scott's hand held units from Home Depot. Exactly what I am looking for, something to help out with those smaller, tight areas.