What setting should I use on Scotts spreader?

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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. With a handheld broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 4 when overseeding or seeding a new lawn but suggests that the sower make two perpendicular passes for new areas.

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Likewise, people ask, what do the numbers mean on a Scotts spreader?

If it is a Scotts basic broadcast spreader, the number represents the number of pounds of fertilizer placed over 1000 sq ft.

Additionally, what do the settings on a broadcast spreader 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. The application rate is defined as the amount of material applied per unit area of land.

Secondly, what should I set my lime spreader to?

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.


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 do the numbers mean on a fertilizer spreader?

All fertilizer labels have three bold numbers. The first number is the amount of nitrogen (N), the second number is the amount of phosphate (P2O5) and the third number is the amount of potash (K2O). Phosphorus is provided as 0-46-0 and potash as 0-0-60 or 0-0-50.

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How do you calibrate a spreader?

To calibrate your spreader for an application of fertilizer to your lawn:
  1. Determine the amount of fertilizer needed for 100 sq. ft.
  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.
  4. Apply using the suggested setting.

How many acres does a 50 lb bag of grass seed cover?

For example, if the recommended seeding rate for a specific blend of grasses is 6 pounds per 1,000 square feet, multiply 6 by 43.56 to get 261.36. Thus you would need just over 261 pounds of seed for 1 acre.

What setting do you put grass seed on?

Agway's sun and shade grass seed grows well in partial shade to full sun. Agway recommends a setting of 15 for overseeding and 18 for a new lawn when using either their rotary spreader or an Earthway rotary spreader. With an Agway drop spreader, use a setting of 18 for overseeding and 22 for new seeding.

Can you fertilize and overseed at the same time?

Winter Lawn
Before planting grass, mow your lawn short, and using a metal rake, remove any clippings or debris. You can fertilize either immediately before or after you broadcast the grass seed. Keep the area moist until the grass sprouts, and then slowly reduce the watering frequency.

Can you spread grass seed with a fertilizer spreader?

Spread grass seed and other lawn products uniformly, quickly and efficiently using a broadcaster grass seed spreader. Too much is wasteful and could kill your lawn; too little won't do the job. A good fertilizer spreader can apply just the right amount of product.

What are the numbers on Scotts Turf Builder?

Scotts Turf Builder 32-0-4 contains 32 percent total nitrogen with 4.9 percent being ammoniacal nitrogen, 14.1 percent urea nitrogen, 11 percent other water-soluble nitrogen and 1.0 percent water-insoluble nitrogen. This product also contains 4 percent soluble potash, 7 percent sulfur and 2 percent iron.

Can you put too much lime on your lawn?

The main thing you will notice if you have added too much lime to your lawn is the fact it is now turning yellow. If you have added too much lime you may have raised the pH level from a low level that is acidic up to a high level that is alkaline and ideal level for grass is a natural level of around 6-7 pH.

Can I apply lime and fertilizer at the same time?

To save you time (and likely money), it's okay to apply lime and fertilizer at the same time. The fertilizer will provide an immediate supply of nutrients to the soil, while the lime will release slowly over time and maintain the appropriate pH balance.

Should I lime my lawn before it rains?

If heavy rain is on the way, delay applying lime or fertilizer until after the showers are over. Water your lawn to moisten the grass and soil before applying lime and fertilizer. After applying these products, give the lawn another sprinkle to encourage the soil to absorb the minerals and nutrients.

When should you put lime on your yard?

Best Time to Lime a Lawn
Spring is a great time to test your soil, and you can apply lime between fall and early spring. Many gardeners prefer to lime just before the first frost in fall because the soil has all winter to absorb the lime. Don't spread lime on a dry, wilted lawn or a soggy, wet lawn.

Can you put lime down in the summer?

Lime can be applied anytime but recommended application is late spring and/or fall. It can be a great alternative to nutrient applications in the summer and can assist with protecting your lawn against harsh elements like heat and drought.

How much does a ton of lime cost?

Granulated ag lime costs about $25 per ton applied using variable-rate technology, which is commonly used, Falk says.

Can I lime and seed at the same time?

You can sow grass seed and apply lime at the same time but it might take a season or two to achieve a full, green lawn as lime conditions soils slowly.

What does lime do to lawns?

Lime restores balance in overly acidic soil to bring pH back to optimal growing levels. Poor grass growth and lawn moss are signs that lawns may need lime.

Can you spread lime with a broadcast spreader?

Buying and Applying
Apply it easily with a broadcast spreader. Packages contain 40 pounds, enough to spread over 1,000 square feet. Pelletized calcitic limestone by Oldcastle is available from Amazon in 40-pound bags, for 1,000 square feet of application with a broadcast spreader.

Which is better broadcast or drop spreader?

Spreaders help you apply granular fertilizer or herbicide to your lawn. They can also spread grass seed. The main difference between drop spreaders and broadcast spreaders is the precision of application. In other words, a broadcast spreader is faster, but a drop spreader is more targeted.

How do you make a homemade fertilizer spreader?

For small jobs, create a hand-held spreader.

How to Make a Fertilizer & Sand Spreader
  1. Clean the plastic coffee container with soapy water.
  2. Drill holes on the bottom of the container, spacing the holes approximately 1 inch from each other.
  3. Add the fertilizer or sand to the container.