3-Point Hitch Spreader
This is probably the most popular and most cost effective method if you don’t have access to the above two machines. This spreader can be attached to most tractors or utility vehicles.
Most “Rent-All” places will also have one if you only need it for a one-time application. You add your seed and sand mix, combine the two together and it then allows you to “broadcast” the seed evenly using a spinning motion. It can be adjusted to different settings to ensure a nice, evenly sown meadow at different RPM’s.
Just remember to calibrate the setting for spreading at the smallest setting possible to start. You don’t want to broadcast too fast/thick. This may take a little “trial/error” to find the proper setting but, with a little patience, you should be able to dial it in.
All three of these applications are very cost effective ways to install a wildflower meadow, with beautiful results for years to come.
Wishing you a prosperous spring season!
The Seed Man