Best Fertilizer Spreader?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by alpine692003, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1) What type of spreader do you guys recommend? I know there are 2 types; rotary and drop spreaders.

    2)What can you use both for? What is the method for applying fertlizer and spreader?

    3) After you fertlize, do you immediately water? if so, for how long?
     
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is a search button on the top right of the screen in red letters, try using that. Most of the questions you have asked in the few days you've been registered have already been answered many times over. Have fun reading and learning!
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    a lot of times it depends on the product that you are using. Fine powder products it is better to use a drop, but with granular (for fertilizing) a rotary works the best. Because wiith drop you have to be more precise, it takes longer to apply the product and there could be a greater chance of burn with fertilizers.
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    tied - read your email! I sent ya one :)
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    all I received was about the ProLawn product..was that what you were trying to send me, or something else as well?
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    uhm, ... prolawn? nope..

    It was resuming our conversation about the policing aspect and canada!
     
  7. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Earthway brand of spreaders are great, I have a rotary.

    Fertilisers....OK, if just a general all purpase lawn fert. Scotts Lawn Builder is very good and won't burn if not watered in, most will burn and not all properties have irrigation set up, it is a very good basic blend for grass.

    Tony.
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    drop spreader for lime and gypsum, or you will choke to death. rotary for fertilizers.
     
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    after you fertilize, you water immediately?
     
  10. fertilizer burning turf?

    NOT a problem if you use a QUALITY FERTILIZER!

    I'm refering to fertilizer with a high % of slow release nitrogen
     

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