What kind of spreader do you use for lime?

What kind of spreader do you use for lime?

rotary spreader
A rotary spreader allows you to quickly apply the lime to a large lawn. The spreader throws the pelletized lime in a wide pattern, allowing you to make fewer passes over the lawn as you push the spreader back and forth over the grass.

Can you spread lime with a fertilizer spreader?

Lime should only be applied to a dry lawn, and never to a lawn that is dormant, wilted, or stressed. Next, using a drop or rotary spreader (never lay down lime by hand), apply the limestone to your lawn.

Which type of spreader is best for applying fertilizers?

Broadcast Spreader
Broadcast Spreader – Hand, Push-Type, Pull, Tow Behind or Powered. In my opinion, the broadcast fertilizer spreader or rotary spreader is the best, easiest and most versatile of all the spreaders used to apply dry fertilizer in both commercial applications and for the homeowner, especially those with a large lawn.

What is Scotts spreader setting for lime?


Spreader Setting
Scotts (Drop) 11.5
Scotts (Broadcast) J
Earthway EV-N-SPRED 21
Greenview 3 or 4

How many pounds of lime do you need per acre?

A “1:10 ratio” rule of thumb has been promoted for comparing the short-term neutralizing effectiveness of pelletized lime to agricultural lime. (Example: if a soil test recommends the ENM equivalent of 2000 lbs of agricultural lime per acre apply 200 lbs of pelletized lime/acre).

How do you spread spreader with lime?

A spreader is the best tool for applying lime. Apply half of the recommended amount of lime by walking back and forth horizontally with the spreader, then add the second half by walking vertically. This way, your criss-cross pattern ensures the grass is evenly and completely covered.

Should you wear a mask when spreading lime?

Safety Precautions When Using Lime Always wear gloves, glasses and a mask when handling any type of lime. Keep children and pets away from the lime application area at all times.

What’s the best way to spread lime?