The first thing some of the new LCOs do is go out and buy too much new expensive equipment. One of the cheapest and best tools an LCO can have is one of these handheld $10 plastic spreaders. They work great in small areas esp. when spreading pre-m in larger landscape beds and on lawns up to ½ acre. I always carry a bag of 32-5-7 and a seasonal product (right now Dursban) in 5 gal buckets with lids in the bed of my p/u. You cant sell from an empty wagon. Here is a line from my new screenplay called Lawn Apocalypse Now: I love the smell of Dursban in the morning. It smells like Victory.