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1.Always apply a "header strip" or turning area at each end of the lawn first.
2.Always steer as smoothly as possible around obstacles.
3.With broadcast spreaders, always stay about 3-4 feet away from areas you do not want to apply the product.
4.With broadcast spreaders, overlap product appox. 1½ feet. With drop spreaders, overlap only slightly (3-4 inches).
5.Start pushing spreader before target area, then open hopper at desired area, apply strip, and close at end of strip while you are still moving.
6.Never turn a spreader while the hopper is open.
7.With drop spreaders, apply fertilizer in two directions. Example: First north and south,then east and west, to avoid missing strips.