Added: Samantha Balzer - Date: 10.12.2021 07:25 - Views: 27996 - Clicks: 1498
I love having a nice yard to show off to everyone. Taking care of my lawn and making it look its best makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Conventional spreaders are convenient but can be a hassle. After doing all this, you are finally ready to start fertilizing. Enter Scotts newest foray into turning your yard into a beautiful masterpiece.
Comparison of the new Snap-Pac bag to the older style bag…. Notice the handle holes on the Snap-Pac bag for ease of handling and placing in the Snap Spreader. Getting started is actually quite easy, after unpacking the Spreader from the box it came in, taking off all the cardboard, unfolding the handle and locking it into place with the thumbscrew on the side of the handle, the Spreader is ready to receive the Snap-Pac bag.
You simply place the Snap-Pac bag down into the Snap Spreader. You will see on the front of the Snap Spreader is a little lever; after placing the Snap-Pac bag into the Snap Spreader, simply push the lever into the locked position and the Snap Spreader is ready to go. The spreading rate is automatically set for you. You will notice on the bottom of the Snap-Pac bag there is a oblong opening with a plastic bushing. On the Snap Spreader, there is a a similiar setup, but instead of a plastic bushing there is a plastic shaft that inter-locks with the bushing on the Snap-Pac bag.
After placing the Snap-Pac bag in place, you are ready to fertilize. As with all spreaders, there is a lever that activates the system. There is a some resistance on the lever. When you pull the lever, it engages the plastic shaft and slides it over to open the Snap-Pac bag. After pulling the lever up, just start walking at a normal pace. Pushing the Snap Spreader around the yard engages the rotary spreader, which throws the fertilizer around your yard.
Keep a steady pace of walking, not too fast but a slow pace, and the fertilizer spre evenly. The large wheels on the Snap spreader are nice; they allow you to effortlessly go over your yard. I had my mother try this spreader so I could take some pics. She enjoyed the ease of the Snap spreader and had fun walking around and fertilizing her yard. The Snap spreader works great. If you have a large yard, just make sure you have purchased enough Snap-Pac bags to cover your yard. When the Snap-Pac bag runs out, just slide lever over to unlock, remove empty bag, place a new bag in, lock it back in place, and you are ready to continue.
The Snap spreader also has a edge guard to keep the fertilizer out of your flower gardens. Just pull the lever down to engage the edge guard; when you are away from the flower garden, just pull the lever back up. All this can be done without having to stop — nice feature and easy to do. I was able to remedy this by pushing the plastic shaft back over to its original position. The first picture shows the shaft in the open position; the second shows the shaft pushed back over by hand. Once finished with fertilizing, removal is just the opposite — slide lever to unlocked position, pull the bag out, and fold the handle down for easy storage.
Then just toss the empty Snap-Pac bag into your garbage for quick disposal…. The ease of this system with no guess work makes it a great spreader to have around. No more large bags of fertilizer to haul around, and no more setting the spreader to different settings. I like this system. And you can purchase more than just fertilizer for the Scott Snap Spreader. There are bags of seeds and weed killers also available in Snap-Pac bags.
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Concern: I have noticed that the bags of fertilizer can become suffused with lumps. This thing only uses more plastic to make the bags, more parts that will stop working … and the settings. IF you get a bag fertilizer, seeds, etc that has the setting for your spreader, you are done. Buying this system makes you the sole client of Scotts. Those were my initial thoughts. The biggest advantage of NOT using this system is the flexibility of using any brand fertilizer.
Also, any decent spreader will correlate the spread rate to the settings on the spreader. The spread rate on the bag is simple: weight of bag of fertilizer divided by the amount of coverage the bag is suppose to cover, then look that up to determine the settings. This snap pac seems like a marketing gimmick more than adding value. I wonder if you can buy just one bag and refill it with cheaper bags. I agree with Vlad, unless you can recycle the bags its hard to say this is a cost effective way to fertilize your lawn.
I see bags of Fertilizer for 10 bucks at Costco so keeping the same setup with your regular spreader will save more money then this. Its just a ploy to get you to stick to one brand only. This product is the biggest rip-off ever invented. Nobody is stupid enough to buy any of these at the retailers and they are already giving them away. The lawn in their commercials would take multiple Snap bags to feed.
Stay away from this!!! Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction- this product has all the marks of April Fools, but I actually saw one in stores. What were they thinking? The shear nonsense of it is almost laughable- thousands of these things will end up tossed after only a season or two. I generally like Scotts products, but it seems as if they sat around a table trying to come up with a product that would make them seem even less environmentally friendly and even more expensive for commodity products.
I bought one of these systems and think it is a great idea. My yard is about sq ft and the sq ft bags is just the correct size. All old style bags were 5k or bigger.
The giving it away quote above is misleading as these are promotions at the retailers like were I bought mine. I agree it would be nice to have an option to refill the bag. I have been in the green industry for over 33 years. The snap system is set up for small yards 4, yds and under. However, you can use multiple bags for larger yards or cut a slit in the bag and add more from a larger bag etc.
In my opinion the spreader is great for a of reasons: 1 Ease of use e. They keep discounting the spreaders and giving bags away with a purchase of a few bags but no customers are buying them. What a waste of space for the retailers giving them prime space to sell 3 to 5 a week. What about when you want to lime or use a non Scotts product. Why pay more for less product sq feet for more money then the regular sq feet already overpriced products. I did get the spreader free from Home Depot by buying 2 bags of product.
Yes, the bags are a little smaller but are large enough from our yard. The ease of use is wonderful!!!! The bags can be refilled — just use a funnel and flip open the hole in the bottom. Worked fine for me. I do fear the product could be discontinued at some point in time, so I will save a few empty bags to prolong the useability of the spreader.
I just want to add that yesterday at Walmart Scotts has a new feeder that takes regular bags of fertilizer and has every feature that this system has. Like the edge guard, adjustable controls and only cost This is the nearly the same concept that was deed and developed by the Corporate De Center, Worthington, Oh in and test marketed by Scotts in It was a great idea then and was recieved very well in the test market. Not a novel idea but still a good one. These Snap bags are NOT deed to be refilled defeats the whole idea of the system.
Being a home owner, with backyard lawn, for three seasons, only, — so far,I have been looking over the different ways to feed the lawn. I have the bags ready to run, watching the weather forecast, to apply as directed. That was the case when Sandy ran us over. I have a Snap spreader and while it has its pros and cons, I purchased it mainly for the the size and the the heighth of the handle. Most spreaders I have used are far too low for me to walk behind for very long. For things like fire ant bait, I simply cut open the top of the one Snap bag I purchased and fill it with the kind that I prefer.
It worked fine. But for other weed control that is not the Scott brand, I have a difficult time knowing the spread rate. I cannot use it on my lawn. Did the front lawn and now have three patches that are burned from a large drop on fertilizer when the spreader got hung in a dip in the lawn. To use it you need a smooth lawn, which no one has in this neighborhood. Will put it in the next garage sale.
Sorry I bought it.
I just used my system today to lay down the grubex. My recommendation is that you only consider utilizing this system for the chemical applications where the overlap is not critical and one has no risk of the burnt lawn situations that are very likely with the fertilizer products as noted B. I experienced a of cases today where the product was dumped in a large qty at a start on an incline. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
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