Didn't overlap the spreader...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by NelsonLandworks, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    We fertalized with some nitrogen to get rid of rust on a customers lawn-we didn't overlap with the spreader and now the lawn is looking like an american flag.

    We're going to go back over it this weekend to get more fertalizer on the lines we missed, but my question is this-should we do the entire lawn over, of just the lines we missed? any recomendations and ideas are appriciated. Thanks
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    I've heard of applying at half rate, going east/west, and then north/south so you don't miss like you did.
  3. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    Good old fert and squirt. Always no matter what the directions say. When using your broadcast spreader throw from wheel track to wheel track. The advise on the bag is only good for the ingredients. Those people don't know how to spread it. Once you streak a yard you'll never do it again it's a learning process. Try and fill in the lighter green spots at a 2/3 rate. Or you could water the death out of it and mow it away in 2 weeks maybe. Be careful only hit the light spots. Another trick is always spread parallel to the road so everyone else doesn't't know you messed up. Especially on the high visibility ones. Spreading is like painting trim it out first until you get good then fill it in and in this case fill in the spots you missed.Good Luck
  4. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    thanks for the help guys-i'll keep in touch
  5. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    That is exactly what members from the Indiana state chemists office recommend as well! Very good idea because it blends everything together nicely!
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Oh really? Well, where's my friggin' point? :D
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  7. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    Trouble is that is twice the walking and twice the work and twice the time to do the job. I spread from wheel mark to wheel mark.
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Put a spreader on your ZTR and it's twice the fun! :blob3:
  9. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Do you think a drop spreader is faster than going both east/west & north/south with a broadcast spreader?

    I think the accuracy of a drop spreader is so much better, but using it is time consuming.

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