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how to seed near flower beds?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by The Curious Porpoise, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. The Curious Porpoise

    The Curious Porpoise LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    when u guys broadcast grass seed, how do u prevent grass seed from getting into flower beds? do u guys get close to these areas using a drop spreader since it's more precise, and then just broadcast everything else?
  2. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 344

    lesco spreaders have a nice shield that you can put down when going around beds.. works really well..worth the investment.
  3. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    My Spyker also has a shield to deflect seed and fert on borders and beds.
  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    My Lesco spreader has the shield also and it keeps the seeds or fert out of the beds.
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    I just keep 6-8 inches away from the bed then hand toss the borders. Plus I do the flowers so I plant so thick the rye doesn't stand a chance.
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Had better luck making my own shields. seed will drop right down to the tire, so I can run the tire upto the very edge of the bed. Plus it give a little heavier coverage. Added benefit they work as a rain shield if you happen to be finishing up and its starts pouring Cost less than $2 and it last for a few yrs.

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