Fertilizer Spreaders

Written by Charles Peacock
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Fertilizer spreaders can save you a lot of time when you're trying to fertilize a large garden or lawn area. Luckily, they're also very cheap and easy to operate compared to a lot of other types of landscaping equipment. There are some differences in models, however, so let's take a look at the different types out there.

Which Fertilizer Spreaders Are Right for You?

Choosing fertilizer spreaders basically means deciding what kind of capacity you need. Most tillers are pretty simple machines, and the main difference in models is basically how much fertilizer they are able to hold. Smaller fertilizer spreaders will hold up to about 1,000 cubic inches of fertilizer, while larger models can hold up to 4,000 cubic inches.

Another main difference in fertilizer spreaders is how they move. Most of the smaller spreaders have their own wheels, and basically work simply by pushing them along. In these cases, the spreader actually uses the momentum of the wheels to release and spread the fertilizer in your soil as you walk behind it.

For fertilizing larger areas, you might want to look into a spreader that mounts on the back of a tractor. These spreaders typically use an electric motor to release and spread the fertilizer while you're driving your tractor. A lot of these models also allow you to adjust the speed at which the fertilizer is being released.


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