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Old 09-03-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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What spreader setting for compost


After overseeding I'm going to put down 1/4 inch of Leafgro compost using a broadcast spreader. The info I've seen says it's fine-textured enough that it will work in a broadcast spreader. The question is, what setting will produce a depth of about 1/4 inch? I doubt it matters that I'm using Leafgro specifically, any fine-textured compost based on lawn clippings, leaves, etc. I have a Scotts Edgeguard Mini, which uses the same settings as a Scotts Edgeguard Deluxe, Scotts Edgeguard Pro, and Scotts Speedygreen series (1000, 2000, 3000). Anyone know what setting to use? Thanks.
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I would not run any compost through a spreader and not expect clogging. Try I guess.

You will not be able to lay down 1/4" in one pass so set it at max and make several.

I really think you are overworking this simple task. I managed to grow nice turf by tossing compost with my hands from a wheelbarrow and raking it out in a pinch. And you are going to be walking all over your newly prepped seedbed more than you should if you use a spreader and make multiple passes.
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I rent a compost spreader. Looks like a barrell made of screen.
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I would not run any compost through a spreader and not expect clogging. Try I guess.

You will not be able to lay down 1/4" in one pass so set it at max and make several.

I really think you are overworking this simple task. I managed to grow nice turf by tossing compost with my hands from a wheelbarrow and raking it out in a pinch. And you are going to be walking all over your newly prepped seedbed more than you should if you use a spreader and make multiple passes.
I think you may be right. I've never spread compost before, and I just finished bringing home 20 40-pound bags of Leafgro and have another 20 to go. It's denser and heavier than I had thought. At this point I'm going to dump a bag out every 8 feet and spread it with the back of a steel rake, then fertilize and overseed and rake lightly to cover the seed. Thanks for your advise.
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