Push Lawn Spreader
At Mowers Online, our extensive range of push-propelled garden spreaders provide committed gardeners and green finger enthusiasts with an efficient and time effective means of maintaining a beautiful and full lawn. Whether you’re looking to distribute seed, fertiliser, 'weed and feed', sand or ice melt material, our extensive range of products can help.
Mowers Online supplies all the big names synonymous with industry leading spreaders, including: Turfmaster, Handy, Cobra, Agri-Fab , Tondu and many many more.
What Types Of Spreader Are Available?
There are three types of fertiliser spreaders available, these are: rotary/broadcast, drop and liquid spreaders.
Rotary and Broadcast fertiliser spreaders come in numerous forms, such as: hand-held, push-type, pull or tow-behind, with each form having their own set of advantages.
Handheld spreaders can be great for the even and precision distribution of seeds and nutrients to areas of the garden that a larger spreader simply couldn’t or wouldn’t be able to reach. These spreaders are brilliantly compact, allowing them to meet small gardening needs and are usually the cheapest option available. They may be small, but they are still incredibly effective at taking care of any plain patches on your lawn.
Push-type spreaders are similar to lawn mowers in manoeuvrability and are perfect for standard-sized lawns. This type of spreader is able to hold more fertiliser than its handheld and sometimes towed alternatives. Walk-behind models will usually have wheels that allow you to push them forward with ease as you spread your chosen seed/fertiliser.
Tow-behind spreaders are easily attached to the back of lawn mowers and ATV's, making them optimal for much larger areas as less physical labour is required to cover the area. These spreaders usually have very wide spread diameters, allowing them cover large distances within a far shorter period of time. If your lawn is extremely large, then a tow-behind model will be not only be your best choice, but a garden necessity. Also, you will obviously will need something to tow the spreader with, perhaps have a browse of our sit on mowers here.
Drop fertiliser spreaders are best used for evenly distributing grass seeds, potentially for a brand new garden or an ongoing project that requires precision and symmetry. These spreaders are often both the most common and most favourable options for lawn spreaders. This is because they give a uniform spread of lawn feeds as your selected products come out of the hopper. It’s very important that you check the width of a drop spreader – in order for you to be sure on the precise coverage.
Liquid fertiliser spreaders have been used for decades, predominantly due to the fact that they are easier to use. Liquid spreaders have become favoured by many because of this ease of use. Covering large areas with liquid fertiliser spreaders couldn’t be easier.
Drop Spreader or Broadcast Spreader?
Our drop spreaders are the best lawn spreaders for applying granular type materials accurately directly onto the lawn. Broadcast spreaders produce a wider, more random spread pattern across larger areas. A broadcast spreader would for instance be ideal for spreading salt and ice-melt materials during the winter months due to the wide and varied distribution that the spreader offers.
Weeds and moss can take over your garden far too quickly and without warning due to the speed in which they grow. That’s why keeping on top of your grass is important. While fertiliser is required to give your grass that gorgeous emerald green sign of life, applying fertiliser can be time consume, gruelling and unpleasant.
This is another instance where spreaders offer an easy solution, helping you tend to your garden quicker and far easier than ever before. You have to just simply place the seeds in the top of the spreader, turn the spreader on and push the spreader through and around your garden. The spreader will work on its own, evenly distributing the seeds throughout your garden if using a drop spreader, and more inconsistent but on a wider scale when using a broadcast spreader.
What Do I Need To Consider When Choosing A Spreader?
The perfect spreader for you is very much dependant on your garden and the specific reason or project that you are buying the spreader for. Based upon the results of your choice, the types of compatible products may vary. Planting a new garden might require you to seek a drop fertiliser for use with grass seeds, whereas simply caring for your existing garden over time would require a rotary fertiliser spreader with fertiliser.