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Mulch, Seed, & Fertilizer Mix

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Merkava_4, May 8, 2011.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Can that stuff be ran through a broadcast spreader? :confused:
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,440

    If the product is dry, open the spreader all the way. Experiment a bit with your speed.
    and the size of the opening.

    Also, it might say on the bag what setting to use on your broadcast spreader

    If you want, put down a big tarp and practice. Then you can pick up the product and use it again

    Mostly though, that stuff is used as a spot repair. Rake the bare soil a bit and then grab a handful of the
    stuff and throw it down. Then step on it and water it.
  3. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Alright Dr.NewEarth, thank you sir. :)
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,206

    which type did you have in mind? Scotts easy seed is granular and includes a lot of water absorbing granules. There are many types of products out there. Let us know which product and how it works out. Thank you.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    The shredded cardboard stuff, dries out quickly and dries the seed along with it... I've seen DIYers put that stuff out and never saw it work once... but I suppose if it was water every 10 minutes maybe... :)
  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    RigglePLC, I was thinking about trying that Scotts eZ Seed tall fescue mix. It comes in a plastic bottle or in a bag for the larger quantities.

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