Rotary spreaders, also known as broadcast spreaders, are used to spread fertilizer and grass seed over lawns. They work by releasingt a controlled amount of substance that is determined by the spreader's setting. They also sport a mechanism that spins to spread the fertilizer or grass seed over a wide area. Most fertilizers and grass seeds provide information about what setting to use on the spreader.
Read the fertilizer or grass seed bag carefully to determine the setting at which to set the rotary spreader.
Set the dial of the rotary spreader to the indicated setting. Pour the fertilizer or grass seed into the rotary spreader.
Push the rotary spreader to the area where you will spread the material. Squeeze the lever on the rotary spreader handle to open the dispensing door on the spreader.
Walk back and forth across the area in parallel paths to ensure an even spread of the material in the spreader.
Release the lever when finished, and push the rotary spreader back to its storage location.