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Jonathan Green Hand Spreader

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  • Lightweight, easy-to-use ergonomic handle
  • Great for lawns, gardens, driveways and walkways
  • Spread grass seed, fertilizer, ice melt & more
  • Perfect for spot weed control and bare spots
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Product Overview
The Jonathan Green Hand Spreader is ideal for spreading grass seed, fertilizers, ice melter, and more in small areas. Easy and comfortable to use, the ergonomic handle allows the weight to be supported by the operator’s forearm, preventing back injuries. The spreader is fully assembled and is made of lightweight, corrosion resistant materials. Great to use on lawns, gardens, driveways and sidewalks.
Coverage Guide


Coverage Amount
5 lbs. of product.
Up to 1,500 sq. ft.
How Do I Calculate My Lawn Size? First measure the length and width of your lawn. Then multiply the length by the width and deduct the square footage of any non-lawn areas (landscape bed, patio, deck, pool, etc.) from the total. Now you know how much product you need to purchase!
Shipping & Returns


  • Free ground shipping now available on orders of $75 or more! For smaller orders, shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
  • We ship orders the same day if placed by 2PM EST (later orders will be shipped the next day).
  • Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.
  • We offer ground and expedited shipping.


  • We offer 30-day free returns for replacement or full refund for items that are damaged or defective (shipping included). If damaged by the carrier, please file a claim with them.
  • If your items have been used or aren’t in the original packaging, we will give you a refund (minus the cost of shipping) based on the condition of the product.

View our complete shipping and return policy. If you have questions about your order, please contact our customer service team at orders@jonathangreen.com.

  • 5 lbs of product

  • 10 feet

  • Here are our top pro tips to get the best results with your lawn spreader:

    • Mow your lawn before applying products.
    • Check the product label for accurate application rates.
    • Always close the hopper before filling the spreader.
    • Fill the spreader with product on a hard surface, not on the lawn.
    • Walk at a steady pace to ensure even distribution.
    • Sweep any product off of hard surfaces back onto the grass.
  • How do I use a spreader?

    A spreader is a great tool to use for planting grass seed or feeding your lawn! To ensure you use it properly, carefully follow these instructions:


    1. Identify Your Spreader

    There are two types of spreaders: drop spreaders and rotary spreaders. Drop spreaders are most commonly used on smaller lawns and areas where you want to have a more localized application. Rotary spreaders have a circular, fan-like feature that allows the product to be dispersed across larger areas of grass.


    2. Check your Spreader Settings

    Spreader settings can be found on the back of most grass seed bags. Visit our spreader settings page to find the setting that corresponds to the specific Jonathan Green product you’ve selected. Spin the dial on your spreader to the correct setting.


    3. Close the Hopper

    Before you begin to use your spreader tool, make sure the port at the bottom of the tool is closed to avoid excess product spilling out onto the ground.


    4. Fill the Spreader

    Ensure that your spreader is closed before filling it and pour the correct amount of product into the spreader, being careful not to overfill it. Always make sure you are filling your spreader in a driveway or on the sidewalk to avoid spilling excess product onto your lawn.


    5. Apply the Product

    It’s all in the technique! Walk at a steady pace while using your spreader to apply the product evenly to the entire lawn. We recommend first applying product around the perimeter of your lawn as a buffer zone and then making passes back and forth until the entire lawn is covered. Make sure to slightly overlap each pass so that you do not miss any strips of grass. Once you are finished, sweep any excess product off of hard surfaces and back onto the lawn.

  • What is a spreader setting?

    A spreader setting is the rate in which you apply product to your lawn.


    Each Jonathan Green product has recommended rates of application and coverage based on bag size. The application rate is defined as the amount of material applied per unit area of land. For grass seed and fertilizer, it is usually expressed in pounds. Therefore, Application Rate = Amount Applied (lbs.)/Area covered (sq.ft.). It is possible to change this application rate by changing the size of the opening at the bottom of your spreader’s hopper. In general, the smaller you set your spreader setting the smaller the hole and the slower the material releases from the hopper.


    There are many different brands of spreaders on the market, and, new or old, it is highly recommended to properly calibrate your spreader before the first use in the spring. Spreader settings are approximate, the spreader condition, ground speed pattern, and humidity can all impact the rate of application.

Features You’ll Love

Save your main spreader for larger lawn projects with this easy-to-use and ergonomic handheld spreader. The Jonathan Green Hand Spreader is the perfect tool for those looking to spread grass seed, fertilizer, and ice melter easily by hand.

Lightweight and Easy to Use

The perfect, compact companion to any small lawn project. This lightweight handheld lawn spreader has an ergonomic handle, making it comfortable to hold.
Lightweight and Easy to Use

Great for Small Areas

If you need to seed a few bare spots—or spot weed control—this hand spreader is the right tool for you! It is the perfect size for small yards, or problem areas in larger lawns.
Great for Small Areas

How to Use


  • Check the port at the bottom of the spreader hopper to ensure that it is closed.
  • Pour the product into the spreader — leaving one inch of room at the top.
  • Check to ensure that your spreader is set to the correct setting. Use our Spreader Settings Tool to find settings for the specific product you are applying.
  • To begin spreading, squeeze the trigger to open the port at the bottom of the spreader. Crank the handle clockwise to disperse the product.
  • Walk at a steady pace to disperse the product evenly.
  • When making turns or stopping, release the trigger to close the port.


  • After each use, clean any remaining product out of the hopper.
  • Rinse and dry the inside and outside of the spreader after each use.
  • Store in a clean dry place.
  • Never exceed load capacity.
Jonathan Green Hand Spreader
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