Best Fertilizer Spreaders for Your Lawn

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 8, 2017
Want to give the grass on your lawn a healthy boost but don't know how? Enrich the soil properly using a fertilizer spreader and experience a deep green color of the grass with no weeds. Find some useful tips in our review and decide on the right spreader. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Wheels
Area to Cover
Spreading Width
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

High-quality materials used in the manufacturing are the key to the seeder's long service life. You can control the spreading process right from a tractor's seat.

CONS

Turning around to reach the controls and start or stop spreading is not very convenient.

OUR VERDICT

The Agri-Fab 45-0463 is the best option for people who have a large property. Just tow it to a tractor or a lawn mower and get the job done efficiently and fast.

detailed parameters
Type

Tow-behind

Wheels

Pneumatic 13"

Area to Cover

25,000 sq ft

Spreading Width

Up to 12 ft.

Weight

37 lbs

Warranty

3 years

PROS

Thanks to the EdgeGuard technology you can direct the flow of the lawn products where you want and thus protect restricted areas. Due to the foldable handlebar, you won't have problems with the spreader's storage.

CONS

Plastic tires may slide on the snow or grass.

OUR VERDICT

The most compact and lightweight broadcasters among push models. It will come in handy for use on large properties and will help you broadcast different lawn materials evenly.

detailed parameters
Type

Push

Wheels

Plastic 9"

Area to Cover

5,000 sq ft

Spreading Width

Up to 5 ft.

Weight

15.3 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

To start spreading you will need to pull the trigger and release it when you want to stop the flow of materials; nothing more.  

CONS

You'll have to spend money on purchasing new AA batteries.

OUR VERDICT

Seeding, weeding, feeding, and melting - all these tasks can be done with this compact handheld spreader. Ideal for use on small lawns and vegetable gardens.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Wheels

N/A

Area to Cover

2500 sq ft

Spreading Width

Up to 5 ft.

Weight

2.1 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

High carrying capacity and a number of accessories (sold separately) will help you broadcast more efficiently.

CONS

A bit difficult to wheel a broadcaster when the hopper is full.

OUR VERDICT

This reliable and user-friendly push spreader is ideal for both commercial and residential use. It can be utilized all year round and won't rust or break for many years.

detailed parameters
Type

Push

Wheels

Pneumatic 13"

Area to Cover

25000 sq. ft.

Spreading Width

Up to 12 ft.

Weight

35 lbs

Warranty

3 years

PROS

Comes with a shoulder strap for long-term operations. It is handy to hold and transport the seeder thanks to the auxiliary handle.

CONS

Holding the spreader in hands all the time is fatigable.

OUR VERDICT

The budget-friendly Garden-Outdoor EarthWay 2750 is a real catch for people who don't want to spend a lot of money on a spreader but still need it to spread fertilizers over a small lawn.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Wheels

N/A

Area to Cover

~3,000 sq.ft.

Spreading Width

Up to 12 ft.

Weight

~3 lbs

Warranty

5 years

What is a Fertilizer Spreader

Maintaining your lawn or vegetable garden requires not only hard work but also the right application of seeds and the use of proper chemicals. It is a common knowledge that the soil needs to be enriched in order to yield a good harvest or grow an attractive lawn. To do this properly, choose the right fertilizer spreader and deliver fertilizing materials in accurately measured amounts or distribute grass seed uniformly on the ground. Using an excessive dose of fertilizers may harm the soil, while spreading too little won't do the job. So, doing it manually is not an option at all.

We also recommend you to consider a lawn mower or a push lawn mower to make the grass cutting easy and quick and keep a good look of your lawn.

Agri-Fab 45-0463

Reliable Tow-behind Spreader

The broadcast spreader by Anti-Fab company is designed to distribute fertilizer granules, seeds or any other bulk products evenly and quickly over large areas. Its extra-large hopper carries up to 130 pounds of fertilizers with this amount being enough to cover up to 1/2 acre of your land without the hopper refilling. However, this high-capacity model needs attaching to a compatible lawn mower or a garden tractor and towing behind to distribute the material. For your convenience, the seeder can be controlled directly from a tractor seat via the easily accessible on/off aids. Additionally, the tow-behind spreader is equipped with 13" pneumatic tires with pretty wide wheelbase for an improved stability and maneuverability on a rugged terrain and loose soil. So, regardless of the terrain of your land plot, this spreader will perform its task perfectly. We should also mention that the manufacturer used only durable and rust-resistant materials, owing to which you can be sure the Agri-Fab 45-0463 will serve you for years.

All in all, this broadcast spreader would become an invariable tool for people who already have a riding mower or a large plot since covering large areas with a push or handheld spreader is time and labor-consuming.

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Scotts Turf Builder

Created with Medium Sized Lawns in Mind

The Scotts Company manufactures a full range of products a gardener may need, but we are going to review their Turf Builder that you can use for spreading seeds, fertilizers, ice melt products, rock salt, and other materials, depending on the season. This broadcast spreader is the most compact and lightweight model in the line of products, it weighs only 15 pounds and measures 45.25" x 20" x 16". Though, the small size and weight may be misleading as the Tuff Builder can hold enough materials to cover up to 5.000 sq ft of land. Thus, it will come in handy for the owners of medium-sized and large lawns. Designed to use 9-inch wheels, this spreader is quite maneuverable and can be easily wheeled on both grass-covered and uneven terrain. It is highly recommended to keep the spreader filled with a lawn material when used on a driveway or sidewalk to protect your grass or seeding from an excessive enrichment. 

Another convenient feature of the spreader is the lever on its handle, which you only need to squeeze to start fertilizers spreading as well as to release to stop the spreading. Thus, you will protect sidewalks or landscaping. The broadcast spreader also boasts the unique EdgeGuard system that sets this model apart from the competition. The EdgeGuard directs your product where you want it, avoiding the restricted areas. 

Summing up, we must say that this broadcast spreader is pretty simple and utility garden equipment that will help you enrich your soil quickly, easily, and efficiently.

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Scotts Wizz

A Devil for Spreading

If you have a small lawn or garden outside the house, you don't need to go for a super robust and high-tech spreader as you can do a manual spreading of materials. However, we think that this work is still tiresome even for small areas. That's why we recommend you to opt for the hand-held spreader by the Scotts company. It will do this work for you quickly and efficiently. This appliance operates using 4 AA batteries and holds up to 2.500 s. ft of branded lawn care products. You can use the Wizz for seeding, weeding, feeding or melting all year round. This fertilizer spreader implements the patented EdgeGuard technology, hence you can be sure that the lawn materials are distributed evenly and are not spread on non-desired areas. The equipment use is simple: fill the spreader with a needed material, turn the orange dial to set the width of the outlet that defines the material discharge rate, unlock and pull the trigger to start the spreading. You can use the HandyLock convenience feature, which allows you to secure the trigger in the "on" position so that you won't need to hold it down all the time.

All in all, if you want to have that beautiful lawn you're dreaming about, the Wizz fertilizer spreading device will help make your dream come true.

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Agri-Fab 45-0462

The Most Efficient Push Spreader

A broadcast spreader is a great investment to make. The Agri-Fab company offers an excellent spreader for casting fertilizers and other lawn care products that need to be dispersed on a large plot. The spreader carries up to 130 pounds of material that suffice for covering of up to 25,000 sq ft of land without the hopper refilling. Of course, this approximate figure varies with the type of nutrition used and its spread rate, however, the area covered with one fill is still impressive. The Agri-Fab 45-0462 push spreader will serve you for years as it is equipped with the aluminum gearbox that is durable not only to adverse weather influences but also to heavy loads. To cut a long story short, this spreader ensures excellent results all year round. As for the users' convenience, the ergonomic handlebars of this push spreader are designed comfortable for both short and tall persons. With that, users can adjust the spread rate of the lawn materials precisely using the controller that is located near the handles. The important advantage of the equipment is large pneumatic tires that roll on bumps with ease and don't get stuck in the grass, thus preventing the unwanted spreading of materials. 

All in all, the Agri-Fab 45-0462 push spreader is a reliable and user-friendly all year round garden equipment that will serve you for years and give your lawn a healthy enrichment.

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Agri-Fab 45-0462
 

Garden-Outdoor EarthWay 2750

Сonsumer-grade Seeder for Small Lawns

This budget-friendly handheld seeder is an ideal option for casting seeds or fertilizers on a small lawn or in a vegetable garden. Additionally, this model is a real catch for people who don't like manual spreading but don't want to invest in big-ticket equipment. So, if you are considering this model, you will probably find that it looks like a bag with a zipper for an easy filling. As the spreader is operated manually you'll have to turn the crank while doing the spreading. You will find no levers or dials for setting the needed material consumption because your pace and speed of cranking determine the rate of lawn material you're spreading.

As its look suggests, this bag spreader is a lightweight model as it has no hoppers or metal bases. You can hold the seeder in your hands when performing small jobs, however, the long-term operations are much easier performed with the spreader using the included shoulder strap. The equipment bag holds up to 20 pounds of lawn material and takes up little space when stored. Furthermore, the bag is made of nylon known for its outstanding water-resistance and sun-proof features, hence you can be sure that no weather conditions will affect your spreader.

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