How to Use a Broadcast Spreader

A broadcast or rotary spreader sprinkles its contents in a circular radius around the front and sides of the hopper. Compared to a drop spreader, it’s better for large yards. Learn how to use one to apply lawn care products like granular fertilizers, grass seed, soil amendments and pesticides. TIP: If your model of spreader isn’t included on the bag, you may find the correct setting using a manufacturer’s online Spreader Setting Calculator. 5 Steps