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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2003 3:35 pm 
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I would like some help please I'm new at this.

How do I spread green sand on my lawn? I'm having a realy hard time getting it to spread?

My yard is about 5,000 SQ FT. :oops:


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Mix it with something dry like humate or cornmeal, or just throw it out by hand as I normally do. Make sure your spreader has a beater bar in the bottom and don't use a drop spreader.


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I agree with Howard on this. Drop spreaders don't let the stuff flow. I never thought about mixing it with corn meal. That's an interesting idea. As much as I like slinging corn meal around, that idea is really growing on me.

I threw it by hand, but I don't have nearly 5,000 square feet. Have you tried a whirly spreader? You might look at rental yards to see if they have a commercial type spreader that will work for you.


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Lava sand makes a good mixer too. I've also mixed it with Volcanite and even Rice Hull Compost once.

Plus you can get two things done at once that way.

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I have tried spreaders and don't think they get the required amount of lava sand, green sand, etc, you put need on the yard. I have mixed the lava sand and green sand and dried molasses in a wheel barrow and used a drop spreader and a "whirly" spreader and the next time I do this, I will add corn meal to the mix and and spread it by hand. I was doing that some last time, but did not think about it for the whole yard. Thanks Howard!


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