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    Liming the yard

    I'm planning to lime my yard, but I can't seem to find a good way to spread it without breaking my back. Is there a better way to apply lime than bending over? Thanks

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    Re: Liming the yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Grasstrology View Post
    I'm planning to lime my yard, but I can't seem to find a good way to spread it without breaking my back. Is there a better way to apply lime than bending over? Thanks
    Would it work in a broadcast spreader?
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    Re: Liming the yard

    Quote Originally Posted by lawn mower fanatic View Post
    Would it work in a broadcast spreader?
    Not sure about a broadcast spreader because I only have a handheld spreader, which is too high off the ground so the lime leaves in a cloud of dust

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    Re: Liming the yard

    Try to pick up some pelletized lime. It should go through the spreader and will fall through the grass to the ground where it will dissolve as it rains. Otherwise, rent/borrow/buy a drop spreader. The powder will fall to the ground as you pull it around with your riding mower.

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    Re: Liming the yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Grasstrology View Post
    I'm planning to lime my yard, but I can't seem to find a good way to spread it without breaking my back. Is there a better way to apply lime than bending over? Thanks
    A heavy duty top dresser will do a good job, but you are not likely to find them at rental yards...
    If you can find an 'older' heavy built 'Drop' fertilizer spreader, it may hold up to spreading lime, just do not fill it above 1/3 to 1/2 full... KennyV

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    Re: Liming the yard

    I guess I'll just look for a drop spreader on Craigslist instead since I'll probably use it for other things on my lawn

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