How to Use a Drop Spreader

A drop spreader sprinkles the contents straight down onto the lawn in an area the width of the hopper. Compared to a broadcast spreader, it’s better for smaller sized yards or if you have lots of contours and need to spread product in a precise path. 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