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I’m sorry that you aren’t getting proper coverage with the Basic spreader. Unfortunately they don’t have a calibration adjustment on them. We would be happy to discuss it with you and get more information for our quality team, if you could call us at 1-800-543-8873. Stacey at Scotts

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If you are using a drop spreader, such as Scott`s Classic Drop Spreader, and using a Yard Mastery granular fertilizer, you will want to set your spreader at a 7.
First, use the following formula to determine how much fertilizer is needed to apply 0.5 pound N per 1,000 square feet to the turf: pounds of N per 1,000 square feet desired for application ÷ percent of N in fertilizer (in decimal form) = pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet.
So here are the general rules: For fertilizers put the setting a notch or two above half. For example, if there are 20 notches on the spreader, 11-12 would be the setting. You don`t have to cover every square inch of turf to get good results, so if you think that`s too much, drop to a notch below half.
The spreader constant is the number of sensor pulses divided by per cubic foot of material discharged per revolution (CFR).
You should apply 10 pounds of the fertilizer per 1,000 square feet (five pounds from the table multiplied by the two pound recommendation). * When using a soluble inorganic nitrogen fertilizer a typical recommendation is to use only one pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet for a single application.
When using percentages in calculations, convert the number to its decimal form (for example, 26% = 0.26; 5% = 0.05). (1.0 lb nitrogen per 1000 sq ft) ÷ 0.26 = 3.8 lb of a 26-5-10 fertilizer is needed to supply 1.0 lb nitrogen per 1000 sq ft.
So here are the general rules: For fertilizers put the setting a notch or two above half. For example, if there are 20 notches on the spreader, 11-12 would be the setting. You don`t have to cover every square inch of turf to get good results, so if you think that`s too much, drop to a notch below half.

How do I recalibrate my Scotts Basic spreader? I do use Scotts products, but it appears to be applying far too much product. thanks
ANSWER : I’m sorry that you aren’t getting proper coverage with the Basic spreader. Unfortunately they don’t have a calibration adjustment on them. We would be happy to discuss it with you and get more information for our quality team, if you could call us at 1-800-543-8873. Stacey at Scotts

I need parts for scotts precision flow model pf1
ANSWER : My Scotts Deluxe Edgeguard has broken. The cable that pulls the fertilizer feed door open (when you sqeeze the lever) has sheared off where the cable meets the body. Is there some way to obtain the part(s) I need? What about a repair manual so I can figure out what part(s) are required?

I have an older scotts drop spreader, called a precision flow control model and do not know what settings to use with the Scotts turf builder I have purchased.
The best way is to just place a small amount… like 5 lb in the hopper…start with it barely open and see how far you get,,, then compute from there what you need…
The settings they give you are guesamates at best and are often set to place too much… why not??? they are selling you a product!!

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Need some replacement parts for my Scotts AccuGreen 3000 spreader. The Pull-Handle on the main handlbar is broken. the lever snaped off. There is what appears to be a ‘rivet’ holding the handle to the handle-bar. Everything else works fine. Paul….
ANSWER : Contact Scotts online and they will Fedex the whole handle free, not just the lever. No kidding.

I want to apply scotts grub ex. With an earthway spreader, what setting should i use?
ANSWER : You have scot’s i want bayers grub killer

My Scotts 3000 spreader has a spring that closes the drop chute and it has broken. Is there a replacement spring available?
ANSWER : You can use almost any spring with the same or close tension. Lowes and Home-Depot carry an assortment of springs.

I need a new spring is it replaceable – Scotts EvenGreen Drop Spreader
ANSWER : Yes, you will need to remove spring and take to hardware store or automotive parts store to match it up. Or you can look online at the parts list for your spreader and order it from Scotts directly.

What setting should i use with my hand held scotts spreader for huma green?
ANSWER : What setting should i use