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Drop Spreader vs. Topdresser

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by jegoodri, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520


    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?
  2. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    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.
  3. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520

    well that sounds like the bomb to me. it's a wonder we hadn't thought of it.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,087

    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.

    Charles Cue

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