Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 290
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MedSchoolDIY Gets the job done
I bought this to overseed my lawn and apply fertilizer. The edge guard is a great feature to prevent it from broadcasting into the wrong places. Some other reviewers said that it put too much seed on the edge, but I did not seem to have a problem. Honestly, when you go horizontal one way and vertical the other, the edges are usually a little thin, so the edge guard actually helps with that. I like how the handle folds down to make it more compact for storage in my shed.
Its very easy to use with multiple broadcast settings. Its not made to do huge yards, unless you don't mind refilling it every so often, but it worked great for me. I also thought it was priced reasonable.
April 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HearHear Be very careful with using "Edge Guard"
While the idea is promising in preventing fertilizer waste, the execution is not well thought out. It burned our grass at some edges last spring. What the 'edge guard' does is only decrease the spread distance, NOT the amount being put down. So you end up putting about 33% more in the edges. You can reduce the spreader setting before 'edge guard' is turned on to solve this problem, but it was an afterthought for me. Hopefully your lawn is all safe.
I also recommend that you buy a more sturdy one if you have a decent sized lawn. The product feels cheap and with ~25lbs of fertilizer, the wheels become a bit difficult to turn.
April 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 907 TURF BUILDER EDGE GUARD MINI BROADCAST SPREADER
I appreciate the compactness of the spreader however the door at the bottom of the fertilizer bin will not close completely when the lever is released because the grains of fertilizer get stuck in the opening allowing the fertilizer to drop in unwanted areas. Because of this lack of control the spreader is useless.
July 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MJ80 Broke after 3rd use
Thought it was great product until I was 3 passes into 3rd application of fertilizer and the spreader piece snapped on the bottom.
It did work well while it wasn't broken, but I expected this product to last a least a full year and hopefully more than that. To break after only 2.5 uses is disappointing.
I will look for other products before going with Scotts again.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bones Econo-version of a sturdy spreader
This spreader replaces a Vigoro, which was much sturdier. I should have paid more attention to this one before buying; it's too flimsy to get my endorsement. Surprisingly, as small and lightweight as this spreader is, it holds the same amt. of product as my old one. I will use less product in the future to make it more manageable. I have a couple slight inclines on my property; this was not good on the small slopes. I originally thought that the side edger was a great idea, but now that I realize that the same amt. of product continues to be dropped, I realize the possibility of over-fertilizing along the edge. I don't plan on using the edger feature in the future. I should have sprung for the bigger, more expensive version. On the plus side, it's light weight and small for easier storage. I'll continue to use it, but I would recommend you go for a sturdier model.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hosehead Works fine, experience helps
I used it to spread seeds for a new lawn. It's very lightweight and easy to use and makes the work go fast. However, it was my first time using one and so I had a hard time evenly distributing the seeds. I followed the seed package's recommended spreader setting and ended up dumping way too many seeds in the first area I tried - and quickly used up the seeds that should have been more than enough for the entire lawn. Not to mention there was no way I could have had enough seeds to do two perpendicular passes as recommended. If you're going to use this, I recommend starting at a very low spreader setting (1/4 or less of what is recommended) and going over the dirt/lawn a few times - this will surely give a more even distribution and will let you control much better the amount you put in each area.
April 26, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ollie Flimsy and Pooly Engineered
Very disappointed with this spreader. While it does a decent job spreading fertilizer, the problem is that this spreader is the flimsiest product I've ever seen. It's highly unstable when stationary and filling is all but impossible unless placed on level ground; any minor tilt from a flat surface causes the spreader to tip over. It's also difficult to move when filled with product, perhaps because the wheels are too small in diameter.
I have a 25 year old Scott's broadcast spreader which is infinitely better engineered and constructed. I'll go back to using it instead.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Magiver New design from my old one. It will hold more material!
Replaced my old spreader of 30 years. Still works but needed new one because of more material handling.
Gave old one to my son. Seems they never die if used correctly.
August 18, 2015