Gardening with Hand Spreaders

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Hand spreaders allow gardeners to efficiently spread plant seeds. Learn about gardening with hand spreaders from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, this is Mr. Green Thumb for On Gardening. One of the tools that I use, and you'll use a lot is a hand spreader. Now, you definitely don't want get out the great big spreader to put out some seed or to put a little bit of fertilizer in an area where something?s starting to look yellow. If you've got something like this, it usually has a little handle and you're going to apply it. It evenly applies it, and it's easy to work with. It only holds about five pounds. Five pounds is easy to handle. If you start working with something that handles hundreds of pounds, you better have your tractor or you better eat your Wheaties to help get it across that area. If you've got a small area, the little hand spreader is a tool that you'll use on a regular basis and I'm always amazed that I use it more than I think I'm going to. So, you ought to have one of these in your garage because it's going to help make those little projects of putting that rye grass seed out in the fall or if you're putting fertilizer over and you just want a light covering, the hand spreader helps make it easy and it's something that you're going to use again and again. So, you can apply a number of materials with it: pesticides, some of the organic base materials, you can use with your hand spreader also. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".