Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 174
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lanexa47 pretty good
fertilizer/seed stick to container when humidity is high negating the measurement guage
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by afvw Very Expensive Spreader
Does the job. Was some slight damage to handle, but not enough to make me return it. It works very well. It's great if you have gardens surrounding your lawn. Just drops the material you are spreading for more controllable spreading.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nogreengrass Poorly designed product
I previously had a much cheaper drop spreader that I used for 20 plus years. It simply wore out so I decided it was time to upgrade to a Scotts. This is the worst spreader I have ever used. The first year it constantly clogged and no fertilizer came out. I thought maybe it was because the bag was a year old and slightly damp. Started this year with a brand new bag of Scott's fertilizer and once again, the bottom simply cakes with fertilizer and nothing comes out. Maybe it works well in an arid environment such as Arizona but performs poorly in Illinois. Note: applied late in the afternoon on a sunny day so there was no moisture on the grass.
March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MTG Inferior and disappointing
This product is a serious disappointment. One wheel did not turn. Neither wheel had any grip to move easily and evenly. It is poorly designed and cheaply made. Years ago I had a Scott's drop spreader that was made of metal. It worked much better, but rusted. I would gladly spend more money to have a better product. I would advise hand spreading or virtually any other method of application. Avoid this piece of equipment.
May 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Montessahall My third one in three years
The poorly designed gauge had broken on three different drop spreaders I have purchased for three years in a row. The thin wire becomes detached from the adjusting gauge rendering the spreader useless. I won't be buying a fourth one!
May 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NickP Piece of Junk
I have had an Accugreen 3000 for about five years which is the absolute worst garden tool I have ever owned. Despite recalibrating numerous times it does not drop product at the proper rate. It replaced a much better metal Scott's spreader that my son had backed into with the car. Very disappointed.
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lawnie Very disappointed
I've read all of the previous comments, most of which deal with the spreader being out of calibration. The theory seems to be that the problem is due to miscalibration. I disagree. The problem is that the spring which allows the bar at the bottom of the hopper to open and close is not strong enough. In order for this to fully close each time , I have to push down on the bar it with my foot!!!! This is especially true when I use pellitized lime. I've made sure that the ends of the bar are lubricated, but still no luck. Come on Scotts, get an engineer who has some common sense. Don't expect people to pay good money for this inferior product.
October 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RGS Leaks fertilizer granules
The hopper opening does not fully close when you release the actuating handle, so fertilizer continues to drop out as you roll it along. This means you have fertilizer dropping on places like sidewalks and driveways where you don't want it. It appears that the fertilizer granules themselves prevent the hopper door from sealing shut. I don't use Scotts' lawn fertilizer because it's phosphorous free and my lawn benefits from phosphorous. The fertilizer I use may have a slightly larger granule than Scotts', so maybe that causes the problem. That being said, I owned the previous model of Scotts' drop spreader and never had this problem with it and I used the exact same fertilizer. Other than this major design flaw, it appears to be well made.
January 6, 2016