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Weed seed spreader

Can’t think of one!


Yes you can but because of the elongated shape of grass seed it does not ‘flow’ consistently through rotary or broadcast spreaders. This means that though a spreader is an excellent method for spreading seed, settings are unreliable which is why we suggest a one third open setting to start and applying in several lots starting from a different side of the lawn each time to ensure consistent even coverage.


There are basically four types of fertiliser and seed spreader that you would use around the home, lawn or garden. We list three of them below; the fourth are the hand held spreaders which Lawnsmith do not rate at all.

Not all lawn fertilizers are alike. Neither are the spreaders used to apply granular chemicals to your lawn. Weed and feed describes lawn fertilizers that include a herbicide along with essential nutrients. The weedkillers kill broad leaf weeds and crabgrass. Setting the spreader correctly is important because applying weed and feed incorrectly can damage your lawn or surrounding plants.

Consult the Fertilizer Packaging

Because each brand and product has different granule sizes and formulations, check the fertilizer packaging for recommended settings. Most fertilizer manufacturers have websites with tools that allow you to set the spreader correctly. The weed and feed package usually has the setting numbers for various spreaders written on it.

Spreader Models

Each spreader model distributes fertilizer differently. So, it’s also important to consult manufacturer guidelines when applying weed and feed products. Model types often broadcast granules differently than those of other manufacturers. Factors to consider include rate of application and whether the spreader is a rotary or drop type. Manufacturer websites often have a tool that allows you to determine proper settings. Make sure the control levers are in the “off” position before filling and setting spreader controls.

Weed seed spreader

As the product is powerful, avoid over-application. You may end up burning or killing your whole lawn. Follow the producer’s instructions.

If it is excessively tall, mow it and keep a 3-4 days gap before applying the product. This small break allows the weeds to become active. Also, leaves that are fully cut down have scope to grow again.

4. Not More; Not Less

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Whenever you think you have overdosed on your lawn, remove the substance along with the soil from the particular area. It will prevent the solution from spreading to other sites.

3. Don’t Pick Summer Season

The next task is applying water properly. Since you have overdosed on the grass, they might be burned moderately or heavily. Watering them will regain the situation.