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In general, the smaller you set your spreader setting the smaller the hole and the slower the material releases from the hopper. There are many different brands of spreaders on the market, and, new or old, it is highly recommended to properly calibrate your spreader before the first use in the spring.
Use your foot to hold down the trigger. With the micrometer set at 6 and the trigger squeezed against the handle, the front edge of the projecting ridge on the shut-off bar should be aligned with the calibration line located on the 2nd or 3rd tooth from the center.
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.
Use this rule of thumb—lime should be applied at a rate of 40 pounds per 1000 square feet. Apply lime to your yard at the same time you are sowing new seeds. Make sure to seed at the recommended rate and to keep the grass seed moist and water daily to keep the grass seed from drying out.
Answer: You would need a pretty high spreader setting since Scotts EZ Seed Patch and Repair Sun and Shade is use at 20 lbs to treat just 445 square feet. Be sure that you measure the area you are treating to be sure you are using the correct amount of this product.
Answer: You would need a pretty high spreader setting since Scotts EZ Seed Patch and Repair Sun and Shade is use at 20 lbs to treat just 445 square feet. Be sure that you measure the area you are treating to be sure you are using the correct amount of this product.

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What i s setting on scotts lawn pro spreader to spread lesco momentum force weed andfeed 21-0-11
ANSWER : You can normally gauge it from the size of the granuals i think it is between 6 and 7

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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.
ANSWER : Hi,
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!!

heatman101

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I have a hand held scotts spreader and i don’t know which setting to put it on.
ANSWER : The setting should be stated on the bag of whatever you are spreading. Use that setting…Good luck…Lee

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Calibration What do the numbers mean
ANSWER : They are the settings u used depending on what feed u are using
aon the back of any feed they indicat the number u need

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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

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What setting should i use with my hand held scotts spreader for huma green?
ANSWER : What setting should i use
setting links below.
https://www.gemplers.com/docs/IS/61054CHART.pdf
Scotts Spreader Settings Helper Tools Scotts

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What setting is used to apply 1/4 lb per 100 sq ft?
ANSWER : BigVin, normally the bag of seed tell what setting to put spreader on for its proper application, If not try it on #4 setting, it all depend on how fast you wind and walk with a hand spreader. Good Luck.

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What is spreader setting for scotts southern turf builder on my earthway ev-n.
ANSWER : 3/4 of all the way be sure to shut off before turning as u can clump fert in grass

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