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Old 03-06-2011, 05:41 PM
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hmmmm...

we currently have one guy (me) load the wheelbarrows, and the other guy (my son) dump it and spread it with a rake.

takes a long time compared to a big dollar compost spreader - but i don't think pulling a board or broom would be much faster.

i do like the backpack blower idea, however. i wonder if it would be quicker than a rake?
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:34 PM
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hmmmm...

we currently have one guy (me) load the wheelbarrows, and the other guy (my son) dump it and spread it with a rake.

takes a long time compared to a big dollar compost spreader - but i don't think pulling a board or broom would be much faster.

i do like the backpack blower idea, however. i wonder if it would be quicker than a rake?
I don't know, but i'm sure gonna try it this season, you go at walking speed and do a 8foot large strip at a time lol.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:50 PM
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well that sounds like the bomb to me. it's a wonder we hadn't thought of it.
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Another option is to use a good granular organic fertilizer at 10-20lbs per K.
Something like this has many of the benefits of compost and spreads easily with a regular spreader. If you apply after aeration, you will increase the benefits.
So Berry what kind of coverage would you get at 20lbs per th. Does organic fert break down once it is wet to a compost like material ? Could you spread grass seed before hand like you do when top dressing ?

No one else asked about your post. I thought i would.

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