Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 176
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OCEANSIDE Easy to spread fertilzier
I used this to spread Turf Builder WinterGuard Fall Lawn Fertilizer I bought at Home Depot.
I have about 1500 square feet of lawn to fertilize and it only took about 10 minutes to get an even spread on my lawn.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JimmyDIY Little Green Fertilizing Machine
Scott's Handy Green II is a great hand-held spreader. It is a very basic design but it has a few well thought out features that make the operation of the spreader simple and comfortable.
To use the spreader, simply fill the hopper with fertilizer (does not have to be Scott's brand), set your output setting from 1 to 5, which is located on the handle, squeeze the trigger and rotate the agitator handle. If you are spreading too much or too little, change the output setting rather than changing your walking stride or the rate you are rotating the handle. Setting 1 dispenses very little product and setting 5 is full output. Once you quickly dial in the correct output setting, you are then ready to complete the job.
Some of the features that you may not find on other hand-held spreaders are; the arm support really reduces wrist fatigue. I know they make mention of this in the product description, but it proves its value after a few loads. The trigger is light and easy to squeeze, again reducing arm and finger fatigue. The output setting is in a very nice location (handle) and is easy to adjust. Even the agitator handle is comfortable to spin due to the ergonomic design. The plastic construction will prevent the fertilizer from corroding the spreader; although, I do recommend cleaning the spreader to keep it functioning like new. Since it is plastic, cleaning the spreader is very painless with a garden hose.
I've attached a few photos so you can see the overall design, the output setting and the inside of the hopper where you can see the agitator and output door.
Overall I would highly recommend this product for small to mid-sized yards. Bigger yards should seriously consider a push spreader or you will refilling the hopper several times per use. I also use the Handy Green for ice-melt in the winter. Its wide spread pattern and even distribution works perfectly on my driveway.
April 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Gillman312 This Product has great potential!
I am a busy professional and enjoy the use of products that save me time and money. You might be fooled by the diminutive size of this spreader, however its ability to apply fertilizer, pellitized lime, and grass seed with surgical precision over broad expanses is phenomenal. We all have problem areas in our lawns where soil nutrient value , competition for sunlight and water from trees, poor mowing techniques etc., make that goal of the perfect lawn challenging; this little wonder will allow you to cover 500 sq ft like a USAF drone. The only drawback in this design is the impeller, it should be twice as large, and the plane of the blades should be torqued 45 degrees at minimum, furthermore, a replacement impeller of the new design should be offered for existing owners. In its current state the impeller results in frequent miscues and "dry spins". This is a glaring deficiency in an otherwise well thoughout, easy to clean, size efficient, and durable product (15 years). Go USA Scotts-----improve it! Gillman-Mars, Pa
October 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by gbelous Comfortable, but not made sturdy enough
Bought this because I wanted an inexpensive manual spreader for seeds, lime and fertilizer pellets. This was comfortable and I like the arm support, but the handle and turning mechanism is just too cheap and thin. The handle bends and doesn't crank if anything larger than dirt is in the hopper. It jammed very often and had to shake it lose before I could crank the handle again.
I borrowed an older version of this exact thing made by Scotts from a family member and it worked MUCH better than this one. The handle was strong, the spreader that spun never jammed up. This is just a cheaply made spreader and not worth the money. I am returning it today.
May 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by TyCoNuong would not recommend
The handle is too small to rotate. It's very hard to get it going. it take the action of your left hand, arm and middle finger to resist the right fingers and thumb to really get it going. For about 15 seconds you have to go back to the bag for a refill. after about 4 refills, the side of my right middle finger and index finger were all blistered and busted. I still have a bad wound after 3 weeks of application. Under middle of my left forearm was brushed up because of the handle pressing against it. after 4 times of refill, I gave up and started to throw the product out with my hand. will return it for a pushing one.
It does spread very nice and even for about 10-15 seconds.
April 14, 2014