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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.
Setting: 5 lbs. / 1,000 sq.
If this is what you meant, or those two spreaders are compatible with settings, you can use setting 2 3/4 for putting out 1.15 lbs per 1000 sq/ft, 5 1/4 for 2.3lbs per 1000 sq/ft, or 9 for putting out 4.6 lbs per 1000 sq/ft.
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 รท percent of N in fertilizer (in decimal form) = pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet.
The easiest way to determine the correct setting for your needs is outlined below: If you need to use 3lbs of product per 1,000 sq ft you would add 3 lb of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft). If you have product left, your setting is too low.
SPREADER SETTINGS FOR THIS PRODUCT

The suggested settings should provide an application rate of 3.5 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 150 pounds per acre. Application rates will vary dependent upon speed, equipment wear and condition of spreader.

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.
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.
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.
RECOMMENDED SPREADER SETTINGS:

Scotts Broadcast/Rotary Spreaders – Set to 3 for reseeding, set to 4 1/2* for New Lawn or Bare Spot Repair. Scotts Drop Spreaders – Set to 5 for reseeding, set to 7 for New Lawn or Bare Spot Repair.

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I have a speedy green spreader. I would like to know what setting to use for overseeding. The bag of seed does not have any settings on it.
ANSWER : It’s all is dependent on your square footage i can’t believe it’s not on your bag but maybe try Scotts website. or call your local home center.

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Ineed the setting instructions. What the openning (gap)has to be at and what the number on the setting handle is when you adjust the openning so as to get the proper adjustments. I have a Scotts Speedy Green Spredder
ANSWER : On the back of the feed that you intend to use it is normally printed at what setting it should be You can aslo gauge it for your self be the flow of the granuals a rough guide is 5 or 6

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This is a Scotts Speedy Green 2000 model. What is the problem when the flat thing below the hopper quits turning to throw the fertilizer out onto the yard?
ANSWER : It’s important to have precisely the right setting. A little wide is better, because the product you’re spreading isn’t always even, but you’ll have to walk faster to ensure you don’t over apply. This is a notorious problem with those plastic spreaders – I’ve used them lots – and I find that if you stop suddenly with fertilizer in the hopper it instantly stops up. Backing up quickly, then jerking it forward seems to help most of the time.

Make sure you close the chute before you stop moving, and be quick with the chute release. Also, don’t fill it too much because when you run into this problem it makes it more difficult to remedy.

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Have Scotts Edgeguard DLX. The fertilizer is from Intermountain Farmsers- The option for the Scotts brand is Scotts Speady Green. They give three options the 1000,2000 and 3000. Which option is teh Edgeguard?
ANSWER : I realize this is an older question but in case anyone has a similar question The Scotts Edgeguard DLX equivalent would be the Speedy Green 3000 suggested setting.

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Speedy Green Parts
ANSWER : Replacement parts for your model can be found at amazon, click here and take a look: Amazon com scotts lawn parts. I hope this was helpful. Cheers

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How do i calibrate my scotts speedy green 3000 broadcast spreader?
ANSWER : From the OEM Scotts SpeedyGreen 3000 Broadcast Spreader Owners Manual: Calibration Your SpeedyGreen 3000 spreader was calibrated at the factory. You may check the calibration as follows: 1.) Adjust the micrometer setting to 2. 2.) Squeeze the trigger against the handle. 3.) The Calibration line engraved in the Green casing above the top of the shut-off plate should be flush with the back edge of the hopper opening. 4.) To adjust alignment, use a small wrench to turn the black calibration screw at the lower end of the control wire leading from the micrometer rate setting barrel.

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What is the setting for spreading 4 lbs per 100 sg ft using the scotts speedy green 3000
ANSWER : 6 or 7

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Trying to figure out the spreader setting for some bug killer for my lawn. I have a Scott’s Basic Spreader. The instructions on the bag include Scott’s Speedy Green Spreader setting at 2 1/2 for 2lbs per 1000 sq. ft. What would that translate to for my basic spreader?
ANSWER : You can safely use the recommened settings for the SpeedyGreen in your Scotts Basic Spreader. Hilary @Scotts

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