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Orj from Long Island, New York writes

Can the Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader be used to spread Peat Moss or Compost as top dressing?

If not, do you have a suggested product? Looking for something affordable to use for [residential] spreading/top dressing with Peat Moss or Compost.


The Chapin 81008A 80-Pound Sale and Ice Melt Spreader is really made for coarser materials rather than top dressing or mulch. You could potentially use a drop spreader or broadcast spreader that is made for granules, or you can simply pour the bags out and use a rake to disperse it.

Answer last updated on: 09/18/2019

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