Asked by: Alaitz Indakoetxeahome and garden landscaping
Can you put dirt in a spreader?
Last Updated: 8th May, 2020
Click to see full answer.
Regarding this, can you use a broadcast spreader for topsoil?
For spreading compost or topsoil, you will have a hard time with a broadcast spreader. You might be able to get by with a peat roller if you have finely screened topsoil or compost.
Similarly, should I use fill dirt or topsoil? Remember, fill dirt is normally used to add stability to your yard or project. Topsoil adds nutrients to the dirt and is typically used for gardens and plant/grass growth. Both types of dirt are necessary but each is used for different reasons.
Similarly one may ask, how do you spread fill dirt?
Use the dirt to fill the space up to the string lines across the entire yard. This can be made easier by using the wheelbarrow to haul the loads to each section, and then use a shovel and rake to evenly spread it out. Once the dirt is placed, use a lawn roller to pack the dirt down.
Should I put topsoil over grass seed?
Spreading topsoil across your yard may seem like a simple way to protect your newly spread grass seeds from hungry birds, but these small seeds cannot force their way through heavy earth. In fact, a topsoil layer effectively suffocates your lawn before it even has a chance to grow.