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tomas21
05-21-2010, 05:09 PM
Looking to fertilizer a 500-600 sq ft area and wondering which handheld spreader to go with.

I've heard a lot of them tend to jamb.

chaser2587
05-22-2010, 05:53 PM
Get a drop spreader if your worried about a hand spreader jamming up. You could probably get one for around $20.

tomas21
05-23-2010, 01:32 AM
I'm reluctant to get the drop spreader since I seen what they can do to a lawn... brown/burn/streaks.

Scotts has two handhelds.. (http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productCategorySubSelf.jsp;jsessionid=B20D8F3A30CD30FB0D45761064A20224?DispPagination=no&startValue=1&itemCount=9998&itemId=cat70012&id=cat70012)



Scotts® Easy® Hand-Held Spreader
Scotts® HandyGreen® II Hand-Held Spreader

White Gardens
05-23-2010, 01:47 AM
I like my Scotts handheld for small areas.

Drop spreaders work better when you cut the rate in half and do the area twice, in two different directions.

ajslands
05-23-2010, 01:50 AM
Who else makes a handheld spreader besides scotts?
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terrapro
05-23-2010, 07:54 AM
Earthway makes a handheld. I have had mine for about ten years now. I have put it through some he ll and back too. We use it to seed and fert smaller areas of turf and also broadcast over a larger landscape. It will hold about ten cups so measurements are easy.

Mine looks like this just with the bottom corner cracked off and faded pink.

http://www.earthway.com/product/hand-3/

http://www.earthway.com/uploads/221.jpg

tomas21
05-23-2010, 10:34 AM
Any preference on the scotts models and techniques?

Scotts® Easy® Hand-Held Spreader
Scotts® HandyGreen® II Hand-Held Spreade

bwhite82
05-23-2010, 11:27 AM
I have the Scotts® HandyGreen® II Hand-Held Spreader. I used it a few weeks ago to put down fert. The lawn now looks great. It has a pretty decent spread width. You use basic spreader techniques ie watch path overlap, consistent walking speed, consistent hand-cranking speed, etc. For small areas, it does a good job. Just be sure to know how much of your particular fert to apply over your given area and you should be fine.

chaser2587
05-23-2010, 06:01 PM
I'm reluctant to get the drop spreader since I seen what they can do to a lawn... brown/burn/streaks.

Scotts has two handhelds.. (http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productCategorySubSelf.jsp;jsessionid=B20D8F3A30CD30FB0D45761064A20224?DispPagination=no&startValue=1&itemCount=9998&itemId=cat70012&id=cat70012)



Scotts® Easy® Hand-Held Spreader
Scotts® HandyGreen® II Hand-Held Spreader

Hmmm... Luckily I've never had any of those problems with my drop spreader. However I do follow the application directions and overlap when applying. But it's ultimately up to you, just thought I would throw an idea out there.