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Walk behind seed, lawn fertiliser spreader

Hi folks I hope all are well.

I'm looking to get a more robust walk behind lawn seed,  lawn fertiliser dispenser. 

Looking to spend around £100 but that can be flexible for the right piece of kit.

Have a great day.

clive 

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  • PRO

    Morning Clive I was going to post a similar post so I'll hiJack yours lol. When using a 3 or 6 metre wide spreader how do you not spread over the edge even lawn has curved edge

    the premier lawn vids in here he spreads seed but looks to spread to the left only. Am I seeing it right ? 
    thanks Clive 😬

    • PRO

      Luke

      If your spreader spreads to one side, 3m to the left for example.

      When starting off walking you need to be 3m to the right so it doesnt go over the edge 👍😉

  • PRO

    I think you're referring to Robbie re Premier Lawns. He's using a Scotts SR2000 which has a slide flap you can lower on the RHS, as per video. It's also around £600 - good piece of kit, best spreader I'm aware of and use it oursleves.

    Re £100, not sure you'll get much thats robust and accurate.

    Would suggest this is the entry point for a good walk behind spreader that will last several seasons and is reasonably accurate.

    https://www.pitchcare.com/shop/ev-n-spred-2150-commercial-broadcast...

    Or a chest mounted one:

    https://www.pitchcare.com/shop/earthway-3100-professional-hand-cran...

    Most of the time it's fertiliser being spread, so not so much of an issue some going in beds. However you soon get used to the spread width and adjust inwards as needed.

    If most of your lawns are small, say less than 400sqm, then this would be fine, and ok to use on larger lawns, just will take longer.

    https://www.pitchcare.com/shop/icl-handy-green-hand-held-spreader.html

    EarthWay 2150 Seed and Fertiliser Spreader | Lawn Spreaders | Pitchcare
    EarthWay Ev-n-Spred 2150 Commercial Broadcast Spreader - 50lb/23kg capacity with hole drop shut-off system ensures an even spread pattern. In stock.
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    We have a couple of old Scotts EdgeGaurds that have an instantly selectable side guard, however we've not been able to source replacements so have one of these as a backup;

    https://www.progreen.co.uk/equipment/pg25-broadcast-spreader-for-fe...

    Good compromise of cost Vs quality

    Having a good mental picture of how you plan to deal with irregular shaped lawns is a must before you start.

    PG25 Broadcast Spreader for Fertiliser & Seed
    Semi-pro broadcast granule spreader for grass seed, fertiliser or salt - 23kg capacity. Ideal for the keen gardener, light-duty commercial work or am…
  • This is a useful post as I am considering buying one too for occasional  use. 

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