Drop seeder use

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbiaplower, Oct 9, 2000.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    ive been seeding only full size house lawns to this point but i picked up some town homes. i think to avoid striping i will tru a drop spreader on these. also i want to Avoid material getting into beds. what do u all do? also what brand drop spreader do u use?


  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,214

    I use a spinner spreader for seed and fertilizer so I can over lap at different directions with out causing streaks.I use a drop spreaded for powdered lime only.
  3. johnnyjay

    johnnyjay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I recently bought a Lesco spreader. Have not used it yet. I asked my Lesco dealer about how to keep from throwing seeds into beds. He says Lesco sells a shield kit for the spreader for $30. It throws seed or fertilizer forward on one side.

    Has anyone used the shield kit and are you satisfied with it?

  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I use a Lesco spreader, the Lesco shield kit is good but you still have seeds that go behind the shield. I do not own a drop spreader and would not use one.
  5. Mr.Ziffel

    Mr.Ziffel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    Spread 350 pounds of grass seed 10 days ago with a John Deere broadcast spreader which is made by Spyker. Price was $98, which was $10 less than the Earthway and for a much more substantial tool [stainless 40#hopper and heavier frame]. The grass has been coming in thick and green with no stripes or skips. I was easily able to keep the seed out of flower beds and off the gravel drive--no wild patches showing up. I highly recommend this spreader. The Deere dealer also has an 80# spreader made by Spyker [I couldn't find a Spyker dealer anywhere near]

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