The 6 Best Drop Spreaders
This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you want to have a lawn that's the envy of the block, you'll need to provide it with seed, fertilizer, and other products, and know how much you're giving it. These drop spreaders can help with that, as unlike their broadcast counterparts, they maintain a tight dispersal area. Beyond keeping your grass green, they can also be used to distribute salt or sand during the winter months. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best drop spreader on Amazon.
March 21, 2019:
We strove to include both tow-behind and push models, as your particular situation will dictate which is the better option for you. As such, it's probably safe to consider the Agri-Fab 45-0288 and Scotts Classic as #1 and #1A on this list, as they represent the best of their respective types. Most city dwellers will have no use for a tow-behind machine, while those who live on a more expansive property aren't likely to want to spend their weekend pushing a narrow spreader in the hot sun. The Gandy Variable Rate represents a middle ground between the two spreader types, but the high price tag puts it in a kind of no man's land, as it may be too expensive for the average homeowner yet not efficient enough for the professional landscaper.