I've recently bought a Scott's EverGreen drop spreader to fertilise my
lawn. There are 2 sets of numbers on the dial. I've looked through the
instructions but they don't seem to tell me what the numbers represent -
ounces per yard/metre etc. Can anyone enlighten me please before I
scorch my lawn?
Those numbers are not for specific quantities, they represent relative
rates, from less to more/low to high. I strongly recommend to ALWAYS
use a setting of about half that specified on the product (any
product). Actually drop spreaders suck, especially for newbies. You'd
be far better off with a broadcast spreader. Even the pros use
broadcast spreaders only. If you can exchange it I urge that you do.
For smaller areas hand-held broadcast spreaders work very well.
Good for a laugh! Admits that a spreader cannot actually be
calibrated, only in theory. And they are incorrect about a broadcast
spreader pattern, it is not circular, it throws 1/4 circle to one
side, very easy not to fertilize paved areas, simply walk in the
correct direction... of course the morons who mow so the discharge
chute is aimed at the paved areas won't do any better with broadcast
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