Tim tests six seed and fer­tiliser spread­ers

Amateur Gardening - - Content -

DiS­TRIBUT­ING lawn seed for a new lawn, or to thicken up your ex­ist­ing grass, can be a hap­haz­ard busi­ness if it’s broad­cast by hand.

The same ap­plies to lawn feed, and weed and moss killers. So a mech­a­nised spreader with ad­justable de­liv­ery to put the right amount of prod­uct ex­actly where you need it makes sense. There are two types: hand-held de­vices, with some elec­tri­cally pow­ered while others rely on el­bow grease; and wheeled push-along hop­pers that ei­ther drop prod­uct, or spread it in a wide arc.

Ac­cu­rate de­liv­ery is an is­sue as you don’t want grass seed or weed, and moss killing prod­ucts sprayed across your flowerbeds. Spread­ing the right vol­ume gives the best per­for­mance with­out waste.

Hand-held units can also be used for de­liv­er­ing gran­u­lar or pel­leted fer­tiliser on flower and veg beds. We tried a range of six prod­ucts cov­er­ing all of these de­signs to help you choose the best for your gar­den.

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