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A spreader for fertiliser and grass seed

I am beginning to get a number of resquests for grass seeding and fertilising the grass. I am thinking about getting a spreader as I feel that this allows for the appropriate distribution. I would be interested how others spread thgrass seed and fertiliser. Am Ispending out for something that isn't essential?

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  • PRO

    What size of lawns and how often will you be using? You could need anything from a £35 hand spreader to a £700 broadcast spreader.

  • PRO Supplier

    Hi James,

    Size of the lawns matter,  but also shape will dictate whether you are better off with a broadcast spreader or drop spreader....Obviously the rotary/ broadcast spreaders work welll on a large lawn or expanse but a curved or narrow lawn better suits a drop spreader so prills are not flung into flower beds/ patios etc....

    Let me know as we have a couple of options we could offer...or look HERE

    Regards, Richard@Progreen

    Granule Spreaders | Broadcast Spreaders | Drop Spreaders - ProGreen
    Progreen Weed Control Solutions. Products include; Roundup, Kurtail Gold, Grazon,moss killer, turf care, lawn fertilisers
    • Thanks, Richard. Lawns are generally rectangular, although not too big. Largest is probably about 1000m2. Was going to go for a rotary becuase they appear to have a good ,mechanism for controlling flow and pneumatic tyres, which people recommend. However, I could be pursuaded a drop spreader. I would welcome your advice, or anyone elses.I need to purchase in the next couple of days.

      Granule Spreaders | Broadcast Spreaders | Drop Spreaders - ProGreen
      Progreen Weed Control Solutions. Products include; Roundup, Kurtail Gold, Grazon,moss killer, turf care, lawn fertilisers
  • I use the cheapo Scotts roatary.  Plenty good enough for most lawn, our largest decent lawn is around 1000sq m. and it does the job.  Lasts about a couple of years. 

  • PRO

    Also to throw into the mix - depends what you are spreading.

    Longlife coated fert doesn't always do well through a drop spreader as it cracks and damages the coating.

    Likewise I wouldn't use a rotary for anything containing iron for risk of staining.

    Give Progreen a ring - they are a helpful bunch and will guide you in the right direction.

    • Yep what Adam said about calling progreen, very supportive supplier on ljn. 

      • Thanks, all. I will give progreen a call today.

  • PRO

    don't go drop spreader, very hard to get down with correct overlap - often will miss/overlap slightly leaving a line. Can be done OK, but broadcast a lot easier and just accept you'll occasionally be fertilising the borders (then you can't use combo fert/weed granules).

    If you've mainly small lawns, a quality hand spreader (circa £40) will suffice. You can even do the 1000sqm one at a push. You'll have a work out your own callibration through weighing and knowing the lawn size.

    We've a few of these that we use for small lawns when a pedestrian spreader is overkill or access problems:

    https://www.pitchcare.com/shop/hand-spreaders/icl-handy-green-hand-...

    Handy Green Hand Held Spreader
    Scotts Handy Green Hand Held Spreader - High quality, easy to use hand held spreader, ideal for use on small lawn areas for spreading seeds & fertili…
    • PRO

      Plus 1 for what andrew said.  

       

      Handy Green Hand Held Spreader
      Scotts Handy Green Hand Held Spreader - High quality, easy to use hand held spreader, ideal for use on small lawn areas for spreading seeds & fertili…
  •  Hi James, this is what I use for grass seed n fertiliser on small lawns. And only grass seed on bigger lawns. It's a solo 9kg grass n fertiliser spreader.. very handy.  Never given me a problem..have it about 5 years now. 8 speeds(rates) Left ,right ,front adjuster..I see it's for sale on gardenlines.co.uk..wear a mask or visor on a windy day..

    Best

    Paul

     

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