Have trouble getting your lawn seed distributed evenly over your small lawn repair job, or along the edges of your garden without getting the grass seed in the flower area, or on your interlock driveway? Well if you have then you will need The Timmy Shaker, it is simply an old empty coffee can with approx 22 or so 1/4 inch holes drilled into the bottom. The coffee can is then filled with lawn seed and used to shake the lawn seed onto any area you need the lawn repaired. The shape of the can fits into most peoples hands easily. The perfect solution for the success of your small lawn repair or small fall overseeding job.
Forget throwing it down with your hands, it may get unevenly distributed. Forget using a regular broadcast spreader, it will not get seed into the small areas you may need it. Even the small hand held units still throws the lawn seed around further than you sometimes need. Although carelessly throwing lawn seed over your lawn at any time is a good thing, you do not want to waste your expensive premium lawn seed. I should mention that you will get the best results using a premium lawn seed, aged discounted lawn seed that has been sitting around on the retail shelf will not germinate as well, or possibly have less weed seeds in it. Take it out of the garage and use it anywhere. The heat in the garage is not good for seed. Needs to be in a cool place. Garage OK for fertilizer though.
This little Timmy Shaker coffee can has done the trick for me since 2008, when people see it and wonder why I am throwing coffee on a lawn, they soon learn it is lawn seed. I am sharing it with you because everyone who has seen me using the Timmy Shaker thinks it a great idea. So get out your old coffee can from the garbage and reuse it. Get the distribution of your lawn seed where you need it for best results of your lawn repair or your annual fall overseeding.
You may have read articles on lawn repairs stating that you should only have 15 seeds or so over every 1 square inch. Well this is very important! Too much seed over the lawn repair area and the seed may well germinate but then proceed to die as none of the grass blades have any room to grow. No air, no soil, no space. If this has ever happened to you you will know what I mean. Covering the entire area with lawn seed will not work for you. That is the reason throwing it around with your hands does not work well, no matter how much care is taken, you still wind us with too much or not enough in certain areas. The Timmy Shaker lawn seeder can distributes it like a pepper shaker.
Of course those of you that enjoy Tim Hortons coffee will know where the name The Timmy Can came from!