TRIED AND TESTED
Tim tests six seed and fertiliser spreaders
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.