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blog details: From their name, fertilizer spreaders aim at making your task of spreading fertilizer in a lawn easier, faster and uniform. Four types of fertilizer spreaders are available meaning you have to be extra careful when choosing the best one for your lawn. Some of the available types of fertilizer spreaders include: Liquid fertilizer This is mainly for fertilizing plants and flowers. Since a long time ago, this method has been in use and has continued to evolve with the passage of time. Today, there are more liquids involved, thereby calling for more sophisticated spreaders. Normally, you attach a hose sprayer to the spreader, which in turn fertilizes the lawn. However, this method is not entirely fun because it is difficult to fertilize the lawn evenly, you use much time in mixing and applying the chemicals in even ratio and getting the correct measurements and the ratio for the chemical fertilizers can be a hard task. Other types of fertilizer spreaders include: Manual fertilizer (for hand spraying) Broadcast fertilizer spreader Drop fertilizer spreaders What are the factors to consider when choosing fertilizer spreaders? Some of the factors to consider include: Whether the fertilizer spreader is a push, pull or a lift Professionally, the above terms simply refer to the machine’s propulsion unit. They are important because you might find some propulsion units do not make sense depending on the type of job you are intending to use it. For instance, if you do no not have a machine like a tractor, it will be senseless for you to buy a fertilizer spreader that requires pulling from behind a tractor. We discuss the various propulsion units below: Push Most of the fertilizer spreaders are the push type. They have a large hopper bucket lying on either two or four wheels. They also vary in sizes ranging from the smallest ones (mini) which have the capability to hold up to 10 pounds, to the largest (large) which can hold up to 100 pounds of fertilizer. Pull If you have a bigger area to fertilize, this is the best option for you. Normally, they are large and requires a tractor to pull them or any other utility vehicle that can perform the same function. Carry On the other hand, if you are looking to fertilize only a small area, the carry type of fertilizer spreaders will suit you best. They have handles that facilitate their carrying. However, these types of fertilizer spreaders have several limitations such as being of low quality. The spreading method Fertilizer spreaders can be either broadcast spreaders or dropping spreaders. As for dropping spreaders, they work by dropping the fertilizers where needed and leave a trail while the broadcast spreaders work by throwing the fertilizers in an arc. The advantages of a broadcast fertilizer spreader include: Provide uniformity Is efficient Prevent formation of patterns Advantages of drop fertilizer spreader include: Easy to use, especially where space is tight

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