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What have you used for putting down top dressing?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DAR57, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. DAR57

    DAR57 LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 212

    Just wondered what creative ways you have used to put down top dressing? I am looking into starting top dressing but with going into winter don't want to spend the big bucks on a top dresser. Will a 3 point cyclone spreader work?
     
  2. DAR57

    DAR57 LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 212

    Anyone have any sugestions to offer?
     
  3. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Use a back pack blower (powerful one) and blow it out - cheap, dirty yet effective. check organic side big thread on this subject.
     
  4. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

  5. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    And, no, take it from the voice of experience, a cyclone spreader won't work. The material bridges over the outlet and the agitator isn't sufficient to get it moving.
     
  6. DAR57

    DAR57 LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 212

    Thank you for your replies!! I was afraid of a cyclone spreader not working. Also thanks for the suggestion of the Organic thread.
     
  7. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Boy I must be crazy but we use a wheel barrel, shovel and rake. Just dump a pile of top dressing and rake it out.
     

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