What Type of Spreader Do You Need for Your Lawn?

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Spreader the Word: How to Get Your Lawn Looking Its Best

In this blog, we take a look at:

  • What is a garden spreader and what is it used for?
  • Different types of spreaders 
  • Factors to consider when choosing a spreader 

Whatever the season, choosing the right lawn spreader can be a game-changer! Most often used to spread grass seeds or fertiliser, they have a variety of uses. So, let’s look at the different types of spreaders available and what they can offer.


Drop Spreaders

To ensure you choose the right garden lawn spreader, think about the task at hand and consider the size of the area you’ll be working on. If you have a medium-sized lawn that needs material to be spread precisely, you might want to opt for a drop spreader. Whilst it might take a little longer to dispense, a garden drop spreader makes it easy to place material exactly where you want it, which might be a deciding factor if you have flower beds or overlap lawns. It could also save you the extra job of sweeping up seeds from your patio or pathway!

27kg (60lb) Drop Spreader

Easy to push, drop spreaders such as the Handy THTDS are particularly suitable in areas under 5,000 sq. ft. Lightweight in design, this particular model is easy to propel, even on tough ground. For ease of use, it also features a convenient handlebar-mounted spreader gate control which spares your back by eliminating the need to repeatedly bend down.

Easy to push, drop spreaders such as the Handy THTDS are particularly suitable in areas under 5,000 sq. ft. Lightweight in design, this particular model is easy to propel, even on tough ground. For ease of use, it also features a convenient handlebar-mounted spreader gate control which spares your back by eliminating the need to repeatedly bend down.

Broadcast Spreaders

Broadcast Spreaders

If you have a wider area of ground, a broadcast spreader might be the fastest and most effective option. Suitable for distributing lawn food or fertiliser quickly, broadcast spreaders such as the Handy THS50 distribute material in a fan-like pattern, making them more suited to areas that don’t need such precise spreading. Available from Handy in a variety of spread widths, weights, and hopper capacity, ranging from 23kg to 57kg, broadcast spreaders are a great choice when speed is a deciding factor.


Heavy-Duty Easy Build Spreaders

For more demanding jobs, a dual function unit such as the Handy THS70HDUTY or THS125HDUTY is suitable. Available with a hopper capacity range of 32kg and 57kg respectively, these heavy-duty spreaders excel in terms of durability and large-area work rate.  


Towable Seed Spreaders

Towable Seed Spreaders

When it comes to covering more substantial areas which require a great deal of time and effort, consider using a towable seed spreader. Particularly suitable during the growing season for the application of fertiliser, pesticide and grass seed, a towable seed spreader can also be used to help keep larger areas ice-free during the winter months. Offering large-area productivity, the Handy THTS Towed Broadcast Spreader features a substantial 3.66 maximum spread width and 36kg load capacity. For jobs that require an even larger load, the Handy THTS175 boasts an impressive 80kg load capacity.


Salt Spreaders

Designed to do exactly what they say, hand-propelled salt spreaders such as the high-performance THSS80THSS100, and THSSALT  are available in a range of capacities from 36kg to 57kg and are suitable for gritting small to medium car parks, paths and driveways in the cold winter months.


Sowing the Seeds For a Healthy Lawn – Spreaders

To get your lawn looking its best, choosing a garden spreader to meet your needs is the best place to start. First and foremost, consider the size of the area you’re going to be working on and then think of the capacity you’ll need from your spreader, you don’t want to be stuck refilling halfway through. Lastly, think about durability and how frequently you will use it.

Whatever your project, it’s essential to match the right spreader to the job so keep in mind the following factors when making your selection:

  • The shape and size of your lawn area
  • Obstacles, such as garden beds, stones, and patio areas
  • Time constraints

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