Spreaders For Fertilizer, Grass Seed, and Ice Melting Materials
There are two kinds of spreaders illustrated below. One is called a “rotary” spreader (both on wheels or a hand model) and the other is called a “drop” spreader. The “spread” whatever material you are spreading in two different patterns as you can see in this line drawing.
We recommend having a hand-held spreader in the tool shed or garage because it is inexpensive and is handy for spot jobs. If we had to choose we would use the “rotary” type of spreader because it avoids missing spots in the lawn. The “drop” spreader is a bit more accurate in terms of knowing where your fertilizer or grass seed is going.