What setting do I put my spreader on?

Place your spreader setting on a low setting (usually one-fourth of the spreader setting range or less). Spread the material over a 50 x 20-foot area (1,000 square feet). If there is material left over, increase your setting. If you come up short, decrease your setting.

How do I calibrate spreader settings?

How to Calibrate a Spreader

  1. Determine the amount of fertilizer needed for 100 sq. ft. For example, the fertilizer bag weighs 25 lbs. and covers 5,000 sq.
  2. Place this amount in the spreader.
  3. Mark off the area. For a rotary spreader, use a 10-foot by 10-foot area (100 sq. ft).
  4. Apply using the suggested setting.

What setting should spreader be for pelletized lime?

Pelletized lime should be applied every other year (approximately 15 lbs./1,000 ft²) once you have your soil pH to its optimum level, which is between 6.0 and 6.5….Lime.

Spreader Setting
Prize Lawn (Broadcast) 5
Prize Lawn (Drop) 11.5
Central Quality (Broadcast) 600B, 700, 100A 7
Central Quality (Drop) 175, 185, 205 12

What setting do I put my Scotts spreader for grass seed?

For a pushed broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 2 1/4 when overseeding and a bare-lawn setting of 4. For application with a handheld broadcast spreader, use a setting of 3 when overseeding and 4 when planting a bare lawn.

What do the numbers on a Scotts broadcast spreader mean?

If it is a Scotts basic broadcast spreader, the number represents the number of pounds of fertilizer placed over 1000 sq ft. For application using a pushed broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 5 1/2 when overseeding and a bare-lawn setting of 8 1/4.

What do numbers on Scotts spreader mean?

After buying your fertilizer spreader, you notice a range of numbers on the body of the spreader. Numbers on fertilizer spreaders usually mean the settings to place the spreader for effective distribution of fertilizer.

What should I set my fertilizer spreader on?

Set your spreader so that it’s ¾ open when engaged. If, for example, the spreader is calibrated 1 to 20, set it at 15. Place eight pounds of Milorganite into the spreader’s hopper. This is about one-fifth bag, or 8 lbs., of Milorganite, which is equivalent to 24 cups.

What do the spreader settings mean?

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. In general, the smaller you set your spreader setting the smaller the hole and the slower the material releases from the hopper.

Can you put too much lime on your lawn?

The answer is yes. Too much lime can impact the grass’s access to vital nutrients. Lime applications increase the soil pH level and promote healthy growing conditions for grass.

How long does it take for lime to work on lawn?

How fast lime begins to work depends upon how bad your lawn is. That’s because the amount of time that it will take to raise your soil pH depends on just how low it was. Generally speaking, it could take one to two years. It takes a full year for lime for lawns to completely break down.

What do you put on vigoro broadcast spreader to apply?

I have the Vigoro 15000 sq. ft. Broadcast spreader and get troubled with settings since they usually don’t include this model for spreader setting suggestions. 1. What do you put your setting on for Milorganite?

What’s the spreader setting for Scott’s Speedy Green?

Almost all fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc have treatments in amounts of so much product per 1000 square feet. So if you can figure out what your walking speed is then you know anytime you apply any product that calls for so much of it per 1000 square feet, you always set your spreader on this setting.

How big of an area do you need for a spreader?

You can calibrate this by marking off a 1000 square foot (10 x 100) area and placing 4 ounces of any type of product of similar granule size, or of the extinguish in the spreader. Start with a low setting and start walking your marked off area at a normal pace.