Expert Gardener Settings Guide

When it comes to spreaders, the ones from Expert Gardener offer some of the interesting options available. Although they are designed to make spreading easy, you will have to make some adjustments before getting the right results.

With this article, we will be listing various settings for the Expert Gardener handheld spreader. If used correctly, these figures can help improve the quality of your yard as soon as possible.

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Expert Gardener Settings Chart

Now here are the best settings for using the Expert Gardener handheld spreader. But before using this guide, we suggest that you check the back label of the feed/sand/ chemical which will be used.

 Feed/Sand/ Chemical to be Spread Expert Gardener Settings
 Heavy Fertilizer 4
Light Fertilizer


Pelletized Fertilizer 5
Ice Melt 5
 Fine Grass Seed ( Fecuse) 1
Fine Grass Seed ( Rye) 1
Fine Grass Seed ( Blue) 1
Coarse Grass Seed ( Tall Fecuse) 2
Overseeding 3
Bare Lawn 4

Expert Gardener  Settings  Guide  Settings for  Heavy  Fertilizer

If you want to apply some heavy fertilizer in your yard, you should use the best settings. So if you are working with the Expert Gardener, leave the dial on 4.

 Expert Gardener  Settings  Guide  Settings for Light Fertilizer

Sometimes a light fertilizer can be the best product for the job at hand. For the best results, apply this product with an Expert Gardener handheld setting of 3.

Expert Gardener Settings for Pelletized Fertilizers

Do you have plans to add some pelletized fertilizers in your yard? If yes, then you should set the dial to 5. As long as you use the right settings, you can expect great results.

Expert Gardener  Settings for Ice Melt

Removing the ice on your lawn might look tedious. But if you use the Expert Gardener Spreader to apply some ice melt, you should solve the problem. As you use the handheld spreader, leave the dial on 5.

Expert Gardener  Settings for Fine Grass Seed ( Fecuse)

Supposing you feel like planting some fecuse in your yard, you can use the Expert Gardener hand spreader to apply the seeds. For optimal coverage, select a setting of 1.

Expert Gardener  Settings for Fine Grass Seed (Rye)

You can also add some rye to your garden via an Expert Gardener handheld spreader. But before you get started, leave the settings at 1.

Expert Gardener  Settings for Fine Grass Seed (Blue)

As with most fine grass seeds, you will have to adjust the dial on the Expert Gardener handheld spreader. Since you are applying some bluegrass seed, stick with a setting of 1.

Expert Gardener  Settings for Coarse Grass Seed (Tall Grass Fecuse)

As you apply some tall grass fecuse seed, make sure the Expert Gardener is set at 2. With this figure, you should be able to properly spread this seed across your target area.

Expert Gardener  Settings for Overseeding

If you have plans to oversee your yard, stick with a spreader setting of 3. But if you are working on a new lawn, set the Expert Gardener to 4.

How to Use the Expert Gardener Hand Spreader

Here are the general steps for using an Expert Gardener  Hand Spreader

  1. Wear a pair of hand gloves
  2. Choose the required setting for using the Expert Gardener hand spreader.
  3. Fill the spreader with the desired seed, sand, and fertilizer.
  4. Crank the spreader as you walk around the target area.
  5. Clean and dry the spreader after use.

Extra Tips for Using an Expert  Gardener  Handheld  Spreader

You must use the right settings for the Expert Handheld Spreader. But as you use these settings, you can use these tips to help you spread the preferred product.

Break Lumpy Bits of Fertilizers

Since lumpy chunks of fertilizer do not work well with spreaders, it would help if you broke the hardened pieces into smaller bits. You can start by using a hammer or a tough piece of wood.

Clean the Spreader

As you use the spreader, it tends to gather dirt that might affect its performance. But you can avoid future problems by removing the mess with a quick wash.

Lubricate the Spreader with Oil

Apply some lubricant to the movable parts of the spreader. With the right oil, your spreader will work perfectly for longer periods.


  • Danny Saunders

    Danny Saunders is a tech enthusiast. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the features and settings of tech products and pushing them to their limits just to know how to get the best from them and how well they can endure "abuse" without breaking down. He shares his findings on this blog.