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Episode #138 | Original Air Date: September 9, 2020

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If you need to fertilize, choosing the right spreader can help you apply it properly. Dry fertilizers can be applied with either a drop or a rotary spreader.

A drop spreader applies a fairly exact pattern. This means that each pass must meet exactly with the previous one or skips will be noticeable.

A rotary spreader generally works better with coated slow release fertilizer and can cover a larger area in a shorter time than a drop spreader. There is less chance of missed areas with this type of spreader. Choose a rotary spreader with a deflector shield to make sure you can keep fertilizer out of water and off hard surfaces.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.