To begin, **turn rate control dial to the correct setting listed on the back of each Scotts® product, pour the product in the hopper, then start spreading**. The spreader’s design enhancements feature a curved hopper and dual-bladed agitator for smooth product funneling and consistent coverage.

## How do you use a Scotts EdgeGuard DLX spreader?

## How do you calibrate Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard DLX?

**Here are the steps:**

- Set Micrometer. Turn micrometer until “8” is centered in window.
- Position Spreader. Stand the spreader on its handle with the Scotts logo facing away from you.
- Check for Proper Calibration.
- Adjust Calibration Screw.

## What setting should my grass spreader be 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 you use turf builder EdgeGuard DLX? – Related Questions**

## What setting should I put my Scotts spreader grass seed on?

Since settings will vary based on seed, it’s essential to verify this. For example, according to Scotts, the Scotts broadcast spreader settings for ryegrass seed should be set at **setting 15 for new lawns and setting 5 for reseeding**. Fertilizers will require a different setting as well.

## What is Scotts spreader setting?

A spreader setting is **the rate in which you apply product to your lawn**.

## What should I set my spreader at for fertilizer?

Set your spreader **so that the opening(s) in the bottom are ¾ open when engaged**. Put 6.5 pounds or 1/5 of a bag of Milorganite into your spreader. Begin fertilizing your lawn, starting along an edge, and continue until the spreader is empty. Leave the spreader where it was when it ran out of Milorganite.

## What rate should you spread grass seed?

When seeding new turf grass, we recommend a seed rate of **4-7 lbs of seed per 1,000 square feet** (the equivalent of 175-250 lbs per acre). The following images illustrate what that looks like over a one-square-foot area.

## What number do you set Scotts fertilizer spreader?

Spreader Not Listed – Setting Tip: Set spreader at **1/4 to 1/3 of the dial** as a starting point.

## What do the numbers on a grass spreader mean?

The numbers stand for **an application rate**. A bag of commercial fertilizer will usually have numbers for where to set either broadcast or drop spreaders to get the recommended amount of fertilizer laid down. The numbers on the bag may be different for various brands of spreaders.

## What type of spreader is best?

**Broadcast spreaders** are the most efficient as they provide good lawn coverage.

## How do you calibrate Scotts spreader?

## How do I calibrate my spreader?

**How to Calibrate a Spreader**

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

## How do you determine spreader settings?

**Calibrating Your Spreader**

- Divide 100 by the square foot the bag of fertilizer covers.
- Multiply the weight of the bag by this number.
- The answer is the amount of fertilizer needed to cover 100 sq. ft.
- Place this amount in the spreader.
- Mark off a 10 ft. x 10 ft. area.
- Apply using the suggested setting.

## How fast to walk when fertilizing?

The next thing to think about is walking speed, which most people tend to stay around **three to three and a half miles per hour**. Which, if I’m to equate that to a visual, I would say that it looks like a double-fast walk. Another key being that whatever speed you begin at, should be the speed that you finish at.

## How do you find the spreader constant?

The spreader constant is **the number of sensor pulses divided by per cubic foot of material discharged per revolution (CFR)**.

## How to adjust the spreader constant?

Perform the following calculation to correct the Spreader Constant if desired:**Corrected Spreader Constant = old Spreader Constant x TOTAL VOLUME Actual weight unloadedEXAMPLE**:Old Spreader Constant = 797TOTAL VOLUME amount= 4400 kgActual weight unloaded= 4290 kgCorrected Spreader Constant (1 kg) = 797 x 4400 = 817 4290

## How much should a spreader overlap?

Overlapping **2 to 3 inches** should be sufficient with a drop spreader. With a rotary spreader, overlap the pattern one-quarter to one-third of its width. For an irregular shaped lawn, apply a header strip completely around its edge. Then, move back and forth across the lawn.