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Choosing the Best Compost Spreader for Your Lawn

We’d like to make it easy for you to choose the best compost spreader for your lawn.  It so happens that Landzie manufactures the best compost, peat moss, and topdressing spreaders around, and they come in three different sizes.  The easiest way to understand the difference between each compost spreader is to focus on the width of the barrel.  For example, the 36″ Compost Spreader has a 36″ wide barrel, so that’s how wide the path of material is as you spread the topdressing.  If you’re spreading the topdressing over a large area, a wider barrel on your spreader saves you time.

The Best Compost Spreader for Your Project

Choosing the best compost spreader involves considering the job first.  Do you need to spread topdressing over a large area, or are you spreading peat moss on a smaller lawn?  As we mentioned before, Landzie makes the best compost spreaders, and they come in three sizes.  The 24″ Spreader is for smaller lawns,  the 36″ Spreader is for medium size lawns, and the 44″ Spreader is for, you guessed it, larger lawns.  Larger spreaders can save time, but they are a bit heavier, which is a tradeoff to consider as you plan your lawn renovation project.  Take a look at the tabs below to see the key differences between each of the Landzie Compost Spreaders.

Best Compost Spreader Comparison

Landzie Peat Moss Spreader

Landzie 24″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader

Weight: 19 lbs

Dimensions: 24″ wide with a 16″ diameter barrel

Capacity: 2.75 cubic feet

Spreading Method:  Traditionally pushed or pulled
(tow-behind hitch handle sold separately)

Recommended for lawn size: less than 4,000 sq. ft.

Landzie Topdressing SpreaderLandzie 36″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader

Weight: 37 lbs

Dimensions: 36″ wide with a 19″ diameter barrel

Capacity: 5.6 cubic feet

Spreading Method: Pushed, pulled, or towed behind a tractor.  Convertible push behind, or tow-behind hitch handle included.

Recommended for lawn size: 4,000-8,000 sq. ft.

Tow Behind Spreader

Landzie 44″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader

Weight: 44 lbs

Dimensions: 44″ wide with a 19″ diameter barrel

Capacity: 7.2 cubic feet

Spreading Method: Traditionally towed behind a tractor.  Convertible push behind, or tow-behind hitch handle included.

Recommended for lawn size: 8,000 sq. ft. or more

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Best Compost Spreader Comparison Details

24″ Compost Spreader Features

  • Ideal project/lawn size: Small to medium-sized lawn projects.
    The 24” Compost & Peat Moss Spreader is a small to medium-sized spreader that is perfect for lawns less than 4,000 sq. ft.
  • Weight: 19 lbs
    This is the perfect weight for spreading compost and peat moss with a light-duty spreader.  This weight allows you to easily apply the compost and peat moss without breaking a sweat.
  • Dimensions: 27 × 17 × 16 in (24″ wide with a 16″ diameter barrel)
    We chose these dimensions because they provide the most efficient way to spread compost and peat moss while remaining agile enough to reach every corner.  These dimensions also allow for easy maneuverability and storage.
  • Material Capacity: Fits over 2.8 cubic feet of material (0.08 cubic meters) Coverage: 200-300 sq. ft.
    Each full basket applies 200-300 square feet of coverage to your lawn.
  • Opening: The two latches on the hinged door are easy to open and close.  They provide a secure closure, preventing the spreader from accidentally opening.
  • Spreading Method: Pushed/Pulled (Tow behind hitch handle sold separately)
    One nice benefit of a compost roller spreader is that you can effectively spread topdressing by either pushing or pulling the spreader.  Use whichever method is most comfortable for you, or use a combination of both to get the job done.
  • Spreading Thickness: 1/16 – ¼ inch covering.
    This thickness allows for even coverage of the material and contains enough nutrients to keep the lawn flourishing all season.

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36″ Compost Spreader Features

  • Ideal project/lawn size: Medium to large lawn projects.
    The 36″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader is a medium spreader that is perfect for lawns between 4,000 and 8,000 square feet.
  • Weight: 37 lbs
    This is the perfect weight for spreading compost and peat moss with a mid-sized spreader.  This weight allows you to cover a lot of ground while applying the compost and peat moss without requiring a tractor.
  • Dimensions: 37 × 19× 19 in (36″ wide with a 19″ diameter barrel)
    We chose these dimensions because they provide the most capacity while still being comfortable enough to push or pull by hand.  Additionally, this topdressing spreader has a large capacity which makes it easy to spread compost or peat moss over a large area.
  • Material Capacity: Fits over 5.6 cubic feet of material (0.16 cubic meters) Coverage: 425-650 sq. ft.
    Each full basket applies 425-650 square feet of coverage to your lawn.
  • Opening: The three latches on the hinged door are easy to open and close.  They provide a secure closure, preventing the spreader from accidentally opening.
  • Spreading Method: Pushed/Pulled (Tow behind hitch handle included)
    The Landzie 36″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader is the most versatile topdressing spreader because it is easily pushed or pulled.  Plus, you can effectively tow it behind a tractor with the included tow-behind hitch handle.
  • Spreading Thickness: 1/16 – ¼ inch covering.
    The spreading thickness is the same for each spreader because the diamond-shaped holes have the same opening size.
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44″ Compost Spreader Features

  • Ideal project/lawn size: Large lawn projects.
    The 44″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader is a large spreader that is perfect for lawns over 8,000 square feet.
  • Weight: 44 lbs
    We needed this compost spreader to be more durable so you can effectively tow it behind a tractor.  However, the extra durability makes it a bit heavier.
  • Dimensions: 47 × 19 × 19 in (44″ wide with a 19″ diameter barrel)
    This compost or peat moss spreader has a large capacity which makes it easy to spread topdressing over a large area.  You can even use it as a topsoil spreader for a large field.
  • Material Capacity: Fits over 7 cubic feet of material (0.2 cubic meters) Coverage: 525-800 sq. ft.
    Each full basket applies 525-800 square feet of coverage to your lawn or field.
  • Opening: The three latches on the hinged door are easy to open and close.  They provide a secure closure, preventing the spreader from accidentally opening.
  • Spreading Method: Pushed/Pulled/Towed (Tow behind hitch handle included)
    The Landzie 44″ Compost & Peat Moss Spreader is a large spreader that is meant for towing behind a tractor.  Though you can still push or pull it, a full basket of material can get very heavy to push or pull manually.  Use the included tow-behind hitch handle with your lawn mower, tractor, or any other ATV.
  • Spreading Thickness: 1/16 – ¼ inch covering.
    The spreading thickness is the same for each spreader because the diamond-shaped holes have the same opening size.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the handle on the the Landzie Spreader?2022-10-12T13:54:22-04:00

All of our spreaders come with a 25″ handle. We also offer a 29″ handle that can be purchased separately.

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Can I use Landzie Spreaders with sand?2022-10-12T14:16:00-04:00

The cage openings on all of our spreaders are specifically designed for compost, peat moss, sand, and other topdressings.  However, we have found that masonry sand is sticky enough to use in our spreaders.

What is the spread rate of the Landzie Spreader?2022-10-12T14:19:02-04:00

Our Compost & Peat Moss Spreaders evenly spread topdressing at about a thickness of 1/16 to 1/4 of an inch.

How much peat moss fits in the 24″, 36″ and 44″ Spreaders?2022-10-12T14:20:50-04:00

The 24″ Landzie Spreader holds 2.8 cubic feet, the 36″ Spreader holds 5.6 cubic feet, and the 44″ Spreader holds 7.2 cubic feet.

What can I put in the Landzie Spreader?2022-10-12T13:55:44-04:00

Peat moss, compost, pitt moss, fine mulch, topsoil, sand, or a topsoil/sand mixture work in our spreaders.

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