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Can you use a fertilizer spreader for grass seed?
Last Updated: 13th April, 2020
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Herein, what should I set the spreader to for grass seed?
For application using a pushed broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 5 1/2 when overseeding and a bare-lawn setting of 8 1/4. With a handheld broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 4 when overseeding or seeding a new lawn but suggests that the sower make two perpendicular passes for new areas.
Likewise, can you just sprinkle grass seed on lawn? If you just sprinkle the grass seed on hard-packed soil as soon as it rains or you water all of the seed will wash into puddles and you'll have a lawn full of bare spots.
Also question is, do you have to use a spreader for grass seed?
A seed spreader is a tool which enables you to evenly spread any granular substance over an area, be it a lawn or otherwise. While many lawn owners may think that they don't need much more than a mower to properly maintain their lawns, those who want their patch to be the talk of the neighbourhood know better.
Will grass seed grow if not covered?
It's not necessary to buy new topsoil or any special form of soil to cover your newly planted grass seed. If you spend time to prepare the soil you have, your new grass seeds will sprout.