Deciding the right Scotts Edgeguard spreader settings are quite difficult, particularly when you’re new to lawn care.
You have to think about a lot of things, like how much fertilizer you need and how you can measure the lawn alongside the setting.
Good for you is we’ll explain each point step by step in an easy way!
First, select the fertilizer, set the 1/3 number from the dial, and ensure the fertilizer can easily fall from the spreader. Measure how much fertilizer you need for a 1000 sq ft area and spread it on the lawn.
If you are confused about how you can measure the fertilizer and the lawn area, don’t panic.
We’ll share everything step by step below. So, let’s understand the entire process in detail!
How to Select the Right Scotts Edgeguard Spreader Setting? Step by Step Guide (2023)
Here’s the step-by-step guide to selecting the right Scotts Edgeguard spreader settings. Make sure to follow each step carefully because all are important, and even one tiny mistake can create a big problem.
Step 1 – Find the Right Fertilizer for the Lawn
The first and most important step is to choose the right fertilizer.
Everyone knows that grass needs nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, etc., but what people don’t know is they should be in limit.
Fertilizers can provide the required nutrients to grass, but if you over-fertilize, the grass and all the other plants will die.
The solution to this issue is to do proper research before picking the fertilizer for the lawn.
It’s best to stick with organic fertilizer if you’re a beginner. Organic fertilizers don’t burn the grass even if you accidentally spread a little bit more fertilizer.
Step 2 – Select the Right Scotts Edgeguard Spreader Settings
The right setting of the Scotts Edgeguard spreader depends on what fertilizer you’re using. You’ll find a large variety of fertilizer that looks different from each other.
In some fertilizers, the particles will be big, while in some, they will be small.
You have to select the settings according to the particle size. If the fertilizer particles are big, you have to open the spreader wider compared to small particles.
Otherwise, the fertilizer will get stuck and won’t fall from the spreader.
- In case you find difficulty selecting the size, the good rule of thumb is to go with 1/3 of the settings. For example, if you see 15 settings on the dial knob, select 1/3 means 5.
- After selecting the 5 number on the dial knob, add fertilizer to the spreader. Check whether the fertilizer is falling easily or getting stuck. If it gets stuck, open the spreader more.
Step 3 – Add the Right Amount of Fertilizer to Spreader
Once you select the right setting, it’s time to find out how much fertilizer you need to spread in a 1000 sq ft area.
To do this, you have to do a little bit of math, don’t worry; it’s not rocket science but an easy calculation.
Hold the fertilizer pack and check the back or front side for the description. You’ll find the details like the net weight of the pack and how much area the fertilizer can cover.
Write down both details on a notepad to do the calculations.
- Suppose the fertilizer pack you have claims to cover a 2500 sq. ft area, and the net weight is 34 pounds.
- Divide 34 by 2.5 (the value of 2500); the answer will be 13.6.
- It means you need around 13.6 pounds of fertilizer for a 1000 sq. ft area.
Hence, grab a weight scale, weigh 13.6 (around 14) pounds of fertilizer, and add the spreader.
Step 4 – Measure the Area
The second last step is to measure the 1000 sq. ft area.
The easy rule to find the sq. ft of any area is to measure the length and width and multiply them by each other. The answer will be the sq. ft area.
We’ll do the same thing to measure the 1000 sq. ft area. First, grab a measuring tape, chalk, stick, or anything to mark the area.
- Measure 10 feet width, then 100 feet long area in the lawn.
- Mark the area and apply the fertilizer.
Step 5 – Spread Fertilizer to the Lawn
In the end, spread fertilizer to the lawn correctly. If you don’t do it correctly and apply extra fertilizer in a specific area, it will damage the lawn.
So it’s best to follow all guidelines mentioned in the video below.
After applying the fertilizer properly, check how much fertilizer has been left in the spreader.
If it’s more than 1 pound, you need to open the spreader a little bit wider.
For More Information, Watch the Video Below!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do the numbers mean on a Scotts EdgeGuard spreader?
The number on a Scotts Edgeguard spreader dial shows the application rate of the fertilizer. Thanks to the dial, you can easily adjust how wide the spreaders will be open, and fertilizers will fall.
How do you spread fertilizer with Scotts EdgeGuard?
To spread fertilizer with Scotts Edgeguard, select the application rate according to the fertilizer size (usually 1/3 of the settings) with the dial knob. Then add fertilizer and start spreading fertilizer in the lawn correctly.
What number should my fertilizer spreader be on?
The number of fertilizer spreaders depends on the particle size of the fertilizer. However, you should select 1/3 of the settings first. Then check whether the fertilizer is falling easily or not. If not, then open the spreader wider.
The right Scotts Edgeguard spreader setting is 1/3 of the dial knob. Suppose the spreader you have has 12 numbers on the dial knob; select 4.
Then add fertilizer to the spreader to check whether it falls easily.
In case the fertilizer falls easily, then there’s no issue. However, if the case is different, then select another number and open the spreader wider.