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Handy Green II Hand-Held Broadcast Spreader

$15.68 /each
  • Ideal for small yards
  • No assembly required
  • Apply up to 1,000 sq. ft. of seed, ice melt and other products

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The Scotts Handy Green II 1,000 sq. ft. Hand -held Spreader features an ergonomic design to reduce wrist fatigue and heavy-duty construction with a rustproof hopper and agitator for lasting durability. The broadcast spreader is ideal for applying lawn seed, fertilizer and even ice-melting products.

  • Holds up to 1,000 sq. ft. of fertilizer, grass seed or ice melt
  • Broadcast spread pattern throws fertilizer in a wide swath for more uniform coverage
  • Ergonomically hand-held design offers comfort and ease of operation
  • Designed for small applications of grass seed, fertilizer and ice melt
  • Rustproof hopper for added durability

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how do you match spreader settings to the setting called for on the bag

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February 26, 2012
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Amherst, NH
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October 7, 2014
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Actually it's trial and error. Walk a few feet and stop to take a look at the density of seed spread on the soil and adjust accordingly.
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June 30, 2014
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The bag of Burmuda seed I used said to use the # 3 setting. The spreader has an adjustable opening with various number settings - I just adjusted it to #3 and it worked OK. The spreader failed after one load however and I had to return it. See my review.
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July 11, 2013
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Depending on what it says on the bag, I would increase it by 1 as the spreader is smaller.
So if it noted for Spreaders use setting 3, choose 4.
Drop spreader settings, I would not know how to convert it to a spinning spreader as they work differently, but they usually give you a different setting on that as well.
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April 17, 2013
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The basic rule of thumb found on Scott's website is setting 1 is for seeds, setting 3 is for fertilizer and setting 5 is for ice-melt. Obviously these are not hard and fast rules, but this is Scott's recommendation. Generally I will be on 4 or 5 while walking a decent pace while fertilizing. Also, the bag of fertilizer should offer the recommended setting but if you can't find the answer you need, I've Read More
The basic rule of thumb found on Scott's website is setting 1 is for seeds, setting 3 is for fertilizer and setting 5 is for ice-melt. Obviously these are not hard and fast rules, but this is Scott's recommendation. Generally I will be on 4 or 5 while walking a decent pace while fertilizing. Also, the bag of fertilizer should offer the recommended setting but if you can't find the answer you need, I've found Scott's website is a very useful tool. Read Less
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Pilesgrove, NJ
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April 7, 2013
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There is a slider near the trigger that has numbers on it 1-5 or 1-6 I think. You match that up with the number on the product you are spreading.
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CoastalClass
September 22, 2012
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Don, if you are using a Scotts brand seed or fertilizer they will have a chart on the back of the bag. Just follow the chart and it will let you know what number setting to put the spreader on.
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Collierville, TN
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August 11, 2012
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Trial and error. First, the spreader is for small applications of product so err on the light side and redo if needed. Start with a setting of 3 and if seems to flow out too quickly, stop the product flow and move to setting 2. Also, the consistency of the product being put down will determine the setting. A course fertilizer for example will most likely require a higher setting -- fine granule product Read More
Trial and error. First, the spreader is for small applications of product so err on the light side and redo if needed. Start with a setting of 3 and if seems to flow out too quickly, stop the product flow and move to setting 2. Also, the consistency of the product being put down will determine the setting. A course fertilizer for example will most likely require a higher setting -- fine granule product the opposite. Read Less
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Long Island, New York, USA
June 5, 2012
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There is no way to set this spreader to deliver a precise amount of product. The size of the opening that dispenses the product varies depending on how much pressure you put on the trigger. It's not at all precise, and unless you're careful, you can use a great deal more product than is necessary. It serves a purpose, but it's not a substitute for a larger push-type spreader which allows relatively Read More
There is no way to set this spreader to deliver a precise amount of product. The size of the opening that dispenses the product varies depending on how much pressure you put on the trigger. It's not at all precise, and unless you're careful, you can use a great deal more product than is necessary. It serves a purpose, but it's not a substitute for a larger push-type spreader which allows relatively precise amount of product to be dispensed. Read Less
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April 20, 2012
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I found that you must use the same name brand product of what you are spreading (seed, fertilizer, etc...) as the spreading device you are using. In my case, I needed to spread some Scott's grass seed and the recommended setting on the bag was 2 for the Handy Green II. There was an orange slide with numbers on it near the handle. I slid this to 2 and attempted to apply my seed.
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April 10, 2012
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There is an adjustment by the trigger that controls the opening between the hopper and the spreader.
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February 27, 2012
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It is best to contact us at 1-877-465-5160 for information about spreader settings. We do have information on spreader settings for this product, but some pesticide products are not registered to be applied by a hand held spreader.
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Can this product be used for lawn fertizler on small lawn?

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August 21, 2016
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Well it was designed to do that, but I, couldnt get it to work past 5 minutes, with 3 of them, you might have better luck.
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February 14, 2016
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Yes it can. However, it will likely jam as many reviewers have experienced. The problem is a basic design flaw with poorly fitting seams in the newer snap-together housing. Fertilizer products dust and debris, and this will almost surely penetrate the housing and jam the crank mechanism.
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Houston, TX
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December 8, 2015
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Yes, it works well on what ever size yard as long as you are able to handle holding, squeezing, turning the handle and continuing the reload as needed for the size of your lawn.
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gainesville,ga
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July 24, 2015
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I would not recommend.
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Charleston SC
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June 9, 2015
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Yes
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S. Carolina
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May 20, 2015
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It is very well suited for small to medium size lawns. Make sure the fertilizer is well disintegrated otherwise it will get obstructed.
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May 7, 2015
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Scotts Turf Builder Handy Green II Handheld Spreader can be used to spreader lawn fertilizers on the lawn. Make sure to check the label of the fertilizer product for recommended spreader settings. Hand held spreaders are not recommended for use with some fertilizers.
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May 7, 2015
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Yes, this item could be used to spread fertilizer.
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how wide swath will spread with small grass seed and what approx. speed should you walk

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August 30, 2013
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Houston, TX
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December 8, 2015
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The actual width depends on how hard or quickly you spin the handle and you can actually manipulate that so you use it for small sections such as the section from the sidewalk to the street. If you want a very light coating walk quickly, if you want a heavier coating walk slowly. I will walk more slowly on sections of the yard that have a heavier runoff due to more slope or for whatever reason that did Read More
The actual width depends on how hard or quickly you spin the handle and you can actually manipulate that so you use it for small sections such as the section from the sidewalk to the street. If you want a very light coating walk quickly, if you want a heavier coating walk slowly. I will walk more slowly on sections of the yard that have a heavier runoff due to more slope or for whatever reason that did not get as good coverage previously. Actually I started using the handheld several years ago and got rid of the push spreader. Good luck. Read Less
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July 24, 2015
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Don't know. Spreader broke before I could use it.
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Charleston SC
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June 9, 2015
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The faster you turn the crank, the farther it spreads. 8-10 feet is normal. You walk at whatever speed is comfortable to you and adjust the flow rate to suit that pace. I generally set the rate to about half of what's recommended and make multiple applications at 90 degree angles to each other. Another method is to set the flow rate very low, calculate the square footage to be covered, weigh out the Read More
The faster you turn the crank, the farther it spreads. 8-10 feet is normal. You walk at whatever speed is comfortable to you and adjust the flow rate to suit that pace. I generally set the rate to about half of what's recommended and make multiple applications at 90 degree angles to each other. Another method is to set the flow rate very low, calculate the square footage to be covered, weigh out the amount needed to cover that area, and then make many passes until all the product has been applied. Read Less
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April 19, 2015
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I'd guess bout 8/10 feet, walk at a normal pace and grind da handle a a normal pace
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tampa,FL
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February 10, 2015
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about 1/4 of an acre and I walk approx. 1 mile per hour
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Amherst, NH
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October 7, 2014
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It will spread between five to six feet. Walking speed depends on what setting the opening is set at. Normally, a little faster walking speed than a regular walking speed.
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June 30, 2014
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With the Burmuda grass seed, it spread about 8 or 9 feet wide. I walked at a normal walking speed, not too fast, not too slow.
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Marysville, Ohio
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August 30, 2013
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The Handy Green 2 has a swath of 4 feet. 2 feet on each side. You should walk at a speed of 20 feet every 5 seconds.
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Can this spreader be operated with rechargeable AA batteries.
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July 16, 2016
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This The Scotts Handygreen II does not have batteries.
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May 31, 2016
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No, this spreader does not have a motor built in as it is manual operation only. It's also incredibly poorly made and I cannot recommend this product under any circumstances. The gears on mine seized up within 30 seconds of using the product, rendering it useless.
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May 30, 2016
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This item does not require batteries.
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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 756 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Absolute junk, only saved with a basic modification Like many others have described, the gears in mine seized up almost immediately and I couldn't even finish the first load of seeds. Frustrated, I began trying to modify it to hook up a cordless drill, rather than take it back. After cutting the orange handle off, prying the side panel apart, discarding the large plastic gear, and sticking a screwdriver bit directly in the smaller gear, it worked! I finished seeding the rest of the yard with ease. No more tiresome cranking, and no more binding. This is the only way to use this product in my opinion, as the hand crank was absolutely awful. I've attached a photo of my modification. The most frustrating thing is they could have easily designed this product with a removable handle and an easy way to connect a drill directly to it. March 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by huge piece of junk Half way thru the first fill the unit seized upto the point I could hardly crank it It is going back to the store! July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cheaply made Used maybe four times and then the handle broke off. It is a plastic part snapped into another plastic part. Very disappointed, this didn't even get me through one full season. Do not waste your money. June 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Do not buy I read the reviews and should have known better, but I couldn't find any other handheld spreaders (I don't want battery powered...like that is really going to work?!). On the fourth refill of fertilizer the mechanism seized and the crank would hardly turn. Lumpy fertilizer was not the problem, nothing was clogged. I am very dissatisfied with this product and would warn everyone to stay away. July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Save your money Hoping to use it to spread fertilizer in my large flower beds. Who was I kidding. Three turns and it jammed. 3 minutes and the handle broke. Done. Didn't cost much, worth event less. June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cheap cheap made product does not work well at allllllll June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by waste of materials and money This "spreader" did not last one fill of Turf Builder before the mechanism clogged to a point that it could no longer be turned. The gears below are too exposed to material entering. The plate that spreads the material is so light it bent during use and could not spin without adjustment. Complete waste of money and the materials to construct it. June 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Difficult to use -- I returned this product because it was very difficult to use and jammed multiple times. I recommend spending a little more and getting the battery operated one. June 21, 2016
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