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This is such a simple idea that there
may already me something like this
on the market though I can't find
Problem: I mow, then a couple
times a year I fertilize with weed-
and-feed. I usually fertilize on a
day that I'm already mowing, but do
the mowing and fertilizing in two
separate "trips" around the yard
(see where I'm going with this?) ;-)
Solution: Make a lawnmower
attachement that spreads fertilizer
from a small hopper (just like the
hand-held fertilizer spreaders). As a
person mows the lawn, the
spreader tosses out fertilizer (the
dry small-granule kind) at whatever
rate you set it to.
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||I like it. There should be aeration attachments as well.
||So the really heavy areas that you have to go through at half speed get twice as much?
||In spite of the link for professional models, this is a great idea for push mowers and the homeowner. The rate of feed could be coincident (or powered by) with the power drive. The fertilizer could then be fed directly into the deck to be spead across the area mowed (of course, this would work best while mulching). This would allow you to fertilize more often, and much more lightly. by fertilizing more lightly, you could avoid burning the lawn and overlap lines.
||Thanks for the baked link
foolserrand. That is the idea, but I
had in mind a much cheaper
contraption. With hand spreaders
being under $10, a simple pole
and battery (mount it like a
birdhouse on a pushmower) would
work for $25 max. Not perfect, but
affordable and time-saving.