Top Rated in Lawn & Garden Fertilizer Spreaders

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Top rated products in Lawn & Garden Fertilizer Spreaders

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4.7 | 4,541 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It works 3 times better than my old drop spreader and cost 1/3 as much! Also, I get the job done in maybe 1/3 the time, meaning that I am much more likely to fertilize routinely this year, which has never been the case before.
For the record, this is designed for right-handed people, since the crank is on that side, but a lefty
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By Musonius
I've filled this bad boy up to the top with weed/feed and bug killer. Really easy to spread, just take your time and slowly rotate the handle. I saw some reviews on the handle breaking, I can see where that could happen. If you crank on it hard and fast, BUT it doesn't take much energy or force to crank on the leaver. Just spread and
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By DMXCrackHeadMind
I used this for the first time to spread GrubEx. It worked just fine and seems sturdy and well-made. It holds enough GrubEx to cover a pretty large area, probably around 800 square feet at a time, or so. Maybe more. A lot depends on your walking and cranking speeds. Every part exposed to whatever you're spreading is made of strong
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By HonestAbe
4.7 | 730 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got tired of those crappy little Scott's spreaders that bind up and quit within five minutes, so decided to get one of these. It does an AWESOME job! So far I've only used it for granular fertilizer, but it's done exceedingly well with that. The metal gear drive (which can be lubricated) is the probably the biggest selling point for
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By Kent
Over the years, I've used several spreaders (hand cranking spreaders, push type and 3-PT PTO spreaders) for food plots ranging from 1/3 of an acre up to 2 acres. This spreader is by far the best that I have used. I received it in the mail yesterday and used it yesterday evening to sling seed on two food plots. The seed I was slinging was
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By Amazon Customer
Of all the spreaders I have owned for spreading snow melt material (NOT Rock Salt, but snow melt material made of much smaller and finer granules) this one is by far the best made and engineered. This is a high quality product which will last for a long time if maintained. It spreads the material up to 30 feet wide. The flow adjustment
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By Bruce Aungst
4.6 | 966 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Every year we have foxes move in under the deck to birth babies. Love it, but along with the foxes come fleas. DE takes care of that problem and this shaker was just what I needed to spread it. I also got the applicator for small spaces for the cracks and crannies. I highly recommend both
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By JudyD
This is a shaker container and scoop just like the picture, and it does allow for spreading of DE, etc. The problem I have with it is that the holes are way too big to allow for a finer distribution of the powder, so it comes out in big clumps, which is largely ineffective. I cut out a piece of screen and put the lid on over the screen
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By Sydney Tennant
Use a duster instead of this if your dusting for bugs in your house. I bought this and got a duster included with the bag of DE I bought. I’m treating my bedroom and house for bed bugs. DE is very messy and my battle has been getting it on everything without breathing it in. This is a nice container but it just drops clums of the DE.
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By Patty
4.5 | 8,725 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I found this item to be perfect. For those who complained about the product collecting inside the wheel and then dropping off creating burn spots, a very easy fix is available. Sure, it would be nice if the manufacturer made a solid wheel, but that would increase cost of production (more plastic) and shipping (more weight). To fix the
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By B. Ickes
Ok i read the reviews and saw the only negative reviews on here were from how the wheels collect whatever your spreading.. so I read a review from one lady putting a baking tin on the wheels, I saw the pics, so I once upped her, used the cardboard that this came in, nothing but a marker, snips, and pulling the wheels off.. works
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By Jon T
I am not usually the guy thats goes with the cheap version of tools, but this was well rated and I though maybe it would hold up.. WRONG.. I purchase this a month ago and everything was delivered fine (I know some people had issues with parts missing). Setup was easy and I was spreading fertilizer within minutes of unpacking. Then the
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By DR-Virginia
4.5 | 2,758 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I live in the high desert in the PNW. My lawn sits under snow in the winter and gets blasted with the intense summer sun. I apply this to my lawn every June because it is starting to warm up and I usually have a ton of white flies in my lawn by this time.

I do apply more than the recommended amount. I mow my lawn a little
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By Been There Done That, Got The T-Shirt
This product has been, by far, the best of ALL the fertilizers I've tried; Scotts and others included. In fact, this one was even better at turning my grass green than the Scotts Southern w/ 2% iron. Since my last fertilization of my yard, I keep telling my wife I've never seen our grass look so green. My visiting friend says it's
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By Michael
Burned my lawn. I am kicking myself because it actually looked ok before I put this on, but in the areas where I get all day sun the grass got torched. I followed directions to a tee and watered and watered after but it happened anyway. I’m going to remove this mid summer feeding from my usual schedule and just feed spring and fall from
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By Becs
4.5 | 813 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This little thing is going to be great for spreading fertilizer around my shrubs! I am also going to use it to put down some granular weed killer in my landscaping beds. Holds 80 oz of material. I love this design because I can just take the top off and scoop my material right out of the bag. With a no questions asked lifetime warranty,
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By Dallas G
Other ice melt/salt spreaders always get clogged and seem to be made more for grass seed and fertilizers. The multiple openings are great! I have zero complaints. These will get a lot of use here in Minnesota, and I'll be interested to see how they hold up. If you're looking for an ice melt spreader that doesn't get clogged, stop
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By Erika B.
Almost perfect. It is the best I have found for hand spreading almost anything.

My first spreader was difficult to open and my most recent one is easy.
This spreader can be difficult to open and close depending on the size and strength of your hand.

This spreader is larger than most and is more durable than all
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By M_
4.5 | 733 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
As I was walking my dogs toward home yesterday, I noticed that our lawn was a pretty kelly green color. :)

I mentioned it to my husband and he said it was after just one application of Scotts Turf Builder Bonus S. He found it loose, not clumped, and easy to spread.

We have St. Augustine grass and live in the
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By Bichon Mom
First time house owner in Dallas,TX area, and never even mowed a lawn until last month. My friend said to leave this stuff on the lawn for a couple days and then water it, but the instructions say to water it right away so I went with the instructions. Turned on the sprinklers for 20 minutes. Weeds started to yellow after a week, started
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By Ha N.
I applied this to my lawn with a Scotts broadcast spreader and watered thoroughly. About 2 weeks later I began to notice yellow spots all over my lawn and I panicked - it was all the dead clover patches! I raked the dead clover out of my grass and the lawn is responding very
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By James Keyser
4.6 | 210 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Grass seed and fertilizer. Looked for it for a long time. Then I thought I will try Amazon. Zap I got it. I use it near trees and flowers. Pull a little wagon when I go out to work can put seed and fertilizer Can work an area, then ,over to the next. Won't use the big ones
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By Skip
I really like how this device allows the user to control the direction and throw distance of the seed or fertilizer being spread. I had just watered some new sod in my yard when I ordered this item. Due to my sloped yard and fact that the sod was very squishy from watering it, there was no way I could walk on the sod pushing a spreader or
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By Richard A Jahnke
Very fragile construction. The gear assembly does not mesh well and can not be counted on to spin. This is after using it two times.

I called Earthway after the original review and they are sending replacement parts.
My conversation with Earthway was helpful. I will update after I receive the replacement
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By Amazon Customer
4.4 | 646 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This spreader will cover more ground, faster, with less hassle, for less money than anything I've tried. I've been using spreaders for 40 years.

I've used several of the kinds that roll on the ground and broadcast. They're slow because they're low to the ground and the seed (or fertilizer) hits the ground before it can go
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By The Experimentalist
UPDATE 5-27-18: I seeded 7.5 acres of forage beans using this hand-crank seeder yesterday and today because our tow-spreader was busted. This worked so well, I doubt we replace the tow spreader. Bean distribution was awesome. Other than walking my butt off in the fields that have been chisel plowed, disced, and power tilled, it worked
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By GoMizzou99
Man went to the moon once but it was a looooooong time ago. Where to begin? The primary problem is the same with every spreader I've ever owned--clogging. When you start it is a torrent, three steps later there might be four or five granules being ejected which eventually peters out to nothing. The product boasts some sort of device
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By T. Kinnaird
4.4 | 595 customer ratings
85% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Great little dispenser that we bought for spreading salt on our front walk for the ice and snow. It is smaller than a gallon jug, which may irritate some people, but we only need a this size for our smaller area that needs salted in the winter. We bought the "huge" bucket of calcium chloride from Sam's Club, and then filled this
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By JCulture
I purchased this to use for salting my driveway and sidewalks in the Chicago area (can get pretty icy/snowy here). I haven’t had to use it much yet but can tell already it was a waste of money for this application.

Using this the first time, I ended up refilling it (not with ease) multiple times, wasting salt spilled trying
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By ReviewinPurchases
This salt shaker was a disappointment. I imagined that it was similar to a spice shaker where I can cover the holes of the shaker by twisting the cap in some way, and open the holes when I need to use the shaker. Turns out that this salt shaker cannot be closed. The cap has permanent openings. This means if the shaker tips over the salt
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By Ali Julia
4.4 | 334 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Easy quick assembly for the mechanically challenged! Light weight. Ten swttings - be very careful NOT to use a high setting or you will burn the lawn - like I did! But with constant watering to dilute fertilizer - heavens, the lawn is coming back, nice & green.
Spreads evenly. Easy to fill. Nice to use. I think I need a larger
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By AndreStefan
Used this for a 5,000 sq ft lawn. In the past I've owned bigger Scott spreaders, but this model fits my yard. This is my third Scott spreader. Experience has taught me that the axle drive mechanism will rust out over a period of years due to the corrosive nature of fertilizer, and washing down the bin and drive mechanism after each use
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By TennisBum
I bought this for a small lawn (1/3 acre) after using a drop spreader forever. I knew it was not a very heavy duty spreader but thought I would at least get a few years use from it. Well, I used it twice and on the second use I noticed that it was not spreading well unless I kept opening and closing the spreader handle. When I finished
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By Doug S
4.4 | 309 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got this shaker to spread D.E. around my backyard and patio. It makes spreading the powder around a large area easier as I need it keep scorpions and other insects away from entering the house. It looks like I have flour sprinkled all over the patio, but that's what I wanted and it was easier using this shaker. The only issue I had
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By J.H.
It works as advertised. The only complaint would be it is to small, could have a container twice as
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By Louis J
This is not good and wasn't thought out well. It hard to twist the cap back on correctly considering this is so massive. Im over 6' with very large hands and i find myself holding the canister against my chest with one hand and trying to twist the cap on with the other. Not only is it huge but its slippery so be careful not to spill the
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By Carlito's Dad
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4.3 | 914 customer ratings
82% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
used for over 2000 ft of rows so far. we garden large.

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Very Very fast planting time. I can put in the row as fast as I can walk plus the time to empty and fill the bin with seed and change the planter disk.
I did 500 ft of beets in less than 10 minutes from the time I opened the seed package to the time I put
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By Marie Nowak
I got this seeder when I decided to plant a one acre garden.
I had seen the seeder on YouTube and it looked like just what I needed.
It arrived quickly and was well-packed.
Instructions for assembly were included and easy to follow (not much to do really!).
I have used the seeder several times to plant a number of
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By Jack Aldridge
I put off buying a seed planter for years because of all the negative reviews. Finally, I decided I had to do something because my back hurt so much last year from planting, so I decided to take the risk with Amazon due to their return policy.
I can't believe how easy this thing is to use and how well it works, so I am perplexed at
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By bikerbowhunter
4.5 | 135 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
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By geo
I don't know why I never thought to look for something like this before. This is perfect. I now want one to keep in my car. I have pulled into many parking lots that are solid sheets of ice in the winter. This would have been a lifesaver. It closes off well so there would be no spillage if kept in the car. I will probably get one for my
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By Mom of boys
This works great for spreading salt onto driveways and sidewalks. It has adjustable holes for other uses as well. I also want to add that this will not work for really coarse salts as the holes will be too small. This works for smaller
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By Kfilly
4.5 | 108 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Should be included as standard equipment with spreader. Probably cost $2 to make in
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By Bocephus
For the $20.00 I paid for this grate I guess I expected more than a plastic grate. This item shouldn't cost more than $7.00 at best. I spent less on a Weber grill replacement grate and received a metal one ($15.00). I just got the grate and put it into my 130 lb tow behind fertilizer so we will see if it's effective and how long it
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By banksonjohn
It's not metal, but plastic. It's made to strain clumps and such, but if you're using a shovel or a rake to sift the media in the hopper, the flimsy plastic will bend or
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By Carlos del Carpio
4.5 | 92 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I love this! I was sick and tired of all the crap at box stores not working and was torn between this or the Earthway. But after research and comparisons. Brinly is the way to go. All around higher end model for less money. Only thing that is misleading in the description is the 50 LB capacity. It may be rated to hold 50 LBS of weight,
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By Ryan
This is the most expensive spreader I ever purchased, Typically I'm paying half that amount for a lesser quality generic or Scott's product. Those have plastic wheels typically and are a little tough to push over my 10k yard. This has air filled tires and has a slightly higher center of gravity. Was much easier to push. This also has the
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By Thomas J. Picciani
This spreader is a quality build and the gearbox is well protected from spreading materials. (Salts in spreading materials cause corrosion on metal gear parts leading to seize, I've experienced that on other spreaders). The major flaw with this model is that spreading material regularly gets trapped in the hopper due to inadequate
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4.3 | 195 customer ratings
80% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I purchased to use for putting down some weed and feed. Couldn't justify the cost of a push one, so this looked good. It spreads really well, and easy to store, just put saran wrap over the hole and then put the cap back on. However if you're pouring weed and feed or anything that could be considered poison, keep in mind that your
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By Summer
Does the job, I expect it to last many years (compared to the clear plastic one it's replacing). However, it's about as flimsy as they could make it - especially considering the price (which is even higher at other sites and with a different brand name). If the lid is screwed on firmly it tends to jump threads and I worry that one day the
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By Hanahou
No, I'm not a fan of this. I tried to use it for ice melt and it just gets clogged in the holes and is not easy to spread. Not only that, but it just feels cheap. The plastic is thin and flexes. It also doesn't actually close so if you store it with melt still inside and accidentally knock it over it spills everywhere. I ended up
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By Lulabelle
4.1 | 3,969 customer ratings
77% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Quick and to the point here.
What I love about it:
- I handles a large amount of fertilizer (or whatever material you are dispensing) which avoids constant filing up
- It has a SUPER handy lock, which makes it very easy to use for extended periods of time
- It comes ready out of the box (with batteries)
- It
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By Cass Young
I felt this was a risky purchase. Seemed to good to be true. For me, it worked extremely well, but just like almost all spreaders, if the granules are clumped, it will clog. It is so much easier than the typical handheld. I personally do not like the push machines. Too little control in tight spots. And the hand manual model is
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This is one of the worst products I have ever bought. Ran for about 5 minutes before stopping completely. Had to dump remaining fertilizer back into the bag and turn the dispensing rotor by hand to get it working again - and then only for a couple of minutes. Replaced batteries with new - no improvement. Following directions on
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By Bill J. Lentini
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4.4 | 99 customer ratings
85% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This actually was from Walmart. It was priced $10 more than had I just bought from Walmart. My bad. But the speader is great so far. Perfect for my front and back yard for a total of about 5000 square feet and depending on product I usually only have to refill once. The edge guard does a great job
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By L. Leigh
I used this for overseeding Bermuda grass with rye for the winter. A few weeks later when the grass grew in you could see a trail of where I walked. It seems to be wasting a lot of seed instead of spreading
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By Julie Boehm
Very light and flimsy. The bottom wheel turns while you push it and spins the spinner. I’m using it for salt, that being said when I do use it the wheel doesn’t turn because it’s to light, even with salt in the bucket. So if your driveway has snow and ice this won’t work properly, I had to push and pull it to spread the salt.
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By Zachary
4.2 | 263 customer ratings
78% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This product was shipped quickly and got here just in time. Currently I am reviewing this a salt spreader, and will let you know in spring how it works for fertilizer and seed. I bought this after my tailgate salter on my truck had the motor go out on it again and I knew I couldn't get it fixed fast enough with 3 days of storms that
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By 2tall
Took longer to load the hopper than it took to spread it (spreading rock salt for dust control with ATV). Hopper handily holds two 40 lb bags of rock salt. Depending on humidity, you MAY get some clumping of material which will block the feed opening - or stop the motor. Just shake it up a bit and keep going.

I took the
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By Stonehollow
Product arrived with one broken fin on the spinner. Probably could have recieved another but never worried about it. Used on my mini truck . Had to extend the power wire to reach my cab. Been using it for almost 1 year and still works fantastic. Has great spread zone and a variable chute opening which can be modified to adapt
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By Alaskasbear