On average, most fertilizer spreaders receive between three- and four-star reviews. Fertilizer spreaders in the upper price range have consistently good reviews, but plenty of four- to five-star budget options are still available.
Handheld fertilizer spreaders tend to have consistently good reviews, while fertilizer spreaders on wheels are hit or miss, even though wheeled spreaders make the task less laborious. While the highest-rated fertilizer spreaders are well over $100 as of 2015, this price range does contain poorly reviewed models. Models priced between $30 and $80 average between three and 4.5 stars, making this price range a reliable option for trying out different models.