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Should I buy one Fertilizer Spreader? Or not?

 
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Recently, I have realized the grass in my garden turned into yellow because I used overloaded fertilizers for it. Thus, I wonder that I should buy Fertilizer Spreader, which helps the number of fertilizers is more balanced. But I am afraid that it isn't necessary. Anyone has experiences who can give me some advices?
 
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I have a drop spreader and a broadcast spreader but both are only used to spread seeds not fertilizer.
the commercial fertilizers are for golf courses in my opinion, if we are building our soil, even in grassy places you should only need to spread seeds and perhaps some minerals to feed the soil microorganisms.

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I use a spreader to broadcast sea-90 over large areas. It works well for me.
 
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I like this article about having a beautiful lawn:  https://wellnessmama.com/123908/beautiful-lawn/

Then, fertilize once per year with compost. This is called topdressing and is done by adding up to an inch of compost or topsoil and raking into the grass.

 
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I just heard someone said that "I should get rabbits. They will mown and fertilize at the same time".
 
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