Granular Spreaders

When treating your lawn for pests, fertilizing, or applying a granular herbicide, a granular spreader will help you to spread your product evenly. Large lawns and small gardens alike can benefit from granular products and the use of granular spreaders.


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An effective and great garden tool that can evenly distribute a wide variety of seeds.
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100-Pound capacity spreader with stainless steel frame that is compatible with seeds, fertilizer, and more.
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Handheld spreader ideal for ice melters, seed, fertilizer, and any granular material. Comes with 1.8 liter capacity.
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An 80 lb. salt spreader with side and front baffles for edge control, spiked auger, and 10 in. pneumatic wheels.
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A broadcast spreader with a precision rate for accurate coverage that holds up to 15,000 square feet of Scotts lawn products.
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A durable and easy to use turf spreader perfect to use for any farm, home and garden.
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Replacement part for the Chapin 8620B spreader.
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A professional 70-lb. capacity turf spreader that features accurate control of spread pattern.
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An innovative spreader suitable for all kinds of broadcast spreading jobs and different types of granular materials.
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Broadcast spreader with 80 lb capacity, perfect for medium to large sized lawns.
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A professional turf spreader that has a 100 lb. hopper and features a directional spread pattern control.
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A sturdy fully assembled broadcast spreader with 65-lb capacity and 9-inch poly wheels ideal to use at home.
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Replacement part for Earthway 1001-B Precision Garden Seeders.
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A heavy-duty, waterproof bag seeder that can reach small areas and offers versatility and optimum performance.
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Commercial spreader with heavy-duty epoxy powder coated diamond chassis and high-speed gearbox.
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Handheld spreader designed to reach areas where bigger spreader could not go through.
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Hand Crank spreader to spread granular material. Capacity of 40 lb.
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Replacement drive shaft for Chapin 82108B model spreaders.
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Push spreader that can hold up to 100 lbs of ice melt, perfect for treating large areas after snow and ice storms.
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An excellent salt spreader with large capacity and wide-mouthed hopper perfect for any bumpy surface or terrain.
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Broadcast spreader with a 2-position side baffle and a built-in rear baffle.
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Broadcast spreader with 8-inch deep lug poly wheels that roll smoothly over uneven surfaces.
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A dual-purpose hand spreader that serves as a scooper and spreader and deals with ice melt and salt.
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200-lb. Stainless Steel Professional Rock Salt Drop Spreader with 36-inch deep drawn hopper.

Choosing a Granular Spreader

Misusing your spreader or choosing the wrong style can cause you to waste your time and money when you apply your product. You need to figure in several factors when choosing a spreader:

  • The size of area to be covered
  • The characteristics of the product you plan to use
  • If the settings of the spreader can be modified
  • Uniformity of spreading ability
  • The cost of the spreader

You also need to consider what type of spreader you need. Most commonly you will find broadcast spreaders, also called rotary spreaders, and drop spreaders. Here are the differences:

  • Broadcast spreaders: These spreaders have a hopper that you put your granular product in, with one to three holes on the bottom, which can be adjusted and closed. The granules fall through the holes onto a rotating plate that spreads the product out on the ground. The drop pattern of these spreaders is wider than the hopper itself. Often times you will have to work in an overlapping pattern, because the margins of the drop patterns often contain less material.
  • Drop spreaders: This type of spreader is generally more precise, yet slower in application. There are holes lined up along the bottom with an agitator to distribute the product through the holes. The hole sizes are adjustable and the product is only dropped in the range of where the holes are. This type is great for smaller areas.

Using Your Lawn Spreader Correctly

Correct Lawn Spreader Settings (Video):

  • Calibration is probably the most important aspect of using a lawn spreader. You will have to do some calculations for your space so you know how much product you need to apply and at what rate. Misapplication can cause striped or patchy lawns. Manufacturers will often put application rates on the packages, but make sure this rate will work with your type of spreader. There are detailed instructions available online, or you can contact your local extension office to ensure you do it correctly.
  • If you must fertilize near a body of water, use a drop spreader, since it is more precise and has a tighter drop pattern making it easier to keep the product a good distance from the water.

Always take care when loading and transporting your spreader. Keep the gate over the holes closed and sweep up any fallen product to dispose or reuse. Never apply in areas where you could potentially pollute ground or surface water.

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