Fertilizer Spreader Settings Chart

Asides from seeds, you can use your spreader to apply fertilizers to your grass. But before you can get the expected results, you will have to apply these chemicals with the right spreader settings.

Setting your spreader might be confusing. But if you have a proper guide, you can handle this task without any issues.

fertlizer spreader settings chart

Fertilizer Spreader Settings Chart

Here are some of the best settings for applying fertilizers per 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft As expected, these numbers will help you get the best results from your spreader. But before using our settings, we recommend that you check the owner’s manual of your preferred spreader.

Fertilizer Spreader  Settings at 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft
AgriFab Broadcast Spreader

 

 4
Chapin Broadcast Spreader  13
Craftsman Broadcast Spreader 13
Precision Broadcast Spreader 5
Spyker Broadcast Spreader 5
Cyclone Rotary Spreader 4.5
Earthway Rotary Spreader 14
Stargreen Rotary Spreader 4
Vigoro Rotary Spreader 4
AgriFab Drop Spreader 4
Earthway Drop Spreader 4
Scotts Drop Spreader
Earthway 3400 Hand Spreader

 

2
Spyker Handheld Broadcast Spreader 5

Broadcast Spreader Fertilizer Settings for 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft

  • AgriFab Broadcast Spreader  – 4
  • Chapin Broadcast Spreader  – 13
  • Craftsman Broadcast Spreader – 13
  • Precision Broadcast Spreader – 5
  • Spyker Broadcast  Spreader: 5

Rotary Spreader Fertilizer Settings for 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft

  • Cyclone Rotary Spreader – 4.5
  • Earthway Rotary Spreader  – 14
  • Stargreen Rotary Spreader  – 4
  • Vigoro Rotary Spreader  – 4

Drop Spreader Fertilizer Settings for 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft

  • AgriFab Drop Spreader – 4
  • Earthway Drop Spreader – 4
  • Scotts Drop Spreader – 6½

Handheld Spreader Fertilizer Settings

  • Earthway 3400 Hand Spreader – 2
  • Scotts Handheld Broadcast Spreader – 3

Broadcast Spreader Fertilizer Settings for 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft

If you want to apply fertilizer with a broadcast spreader, you will have to choose the ideal settings for your particular brand. For instance, the AgriFab model works with a setting of 4 while Chapin Spreader and Craftsman prefer 13. However, Precision Spreaders and Spyker Spreaders perform well with 3.

Rotary Spreader Fertilizer Settings for 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft

With Rotary Spreaders, you can also apply the ideal amount of fertilizer required for your field. At 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft, the Cyclone Rotary Spreader works with 4.5 while the Earthway Rotary Spreader sticks with 14. As for the Stargreen and Vigoro Spreaders, they work perfectly with a setting of 4.

Drop Spreader Fertilizer Settings for 3.5lbs/1000 sq ft

Do you prefer drop spreaders for your fertilizers? If yes, then you will also need settings for your device. For instance, the Earthway and AgriFab models work best at 4 while Scotts Drop Spreader is perfect for 6½.

Handheld Spreader Fertilizer Settings

Fertilizers also work well with handheld spreaders. But instead of using random settings, choose figures that suit your preferred brand.

Supposing you are working with the Earthway 3400 Hand Spreader, you will have to set the dial to 3. As for the Scotts Handheld Broadcast Spreader, stick with a setting of 3.

How to Care for Fertilizer Spreader

Asides from using the right setting, your fertilizer spreader needs the best care before it can perform efficiently. Now here are some tips for maintaining any fertilizer spreader.

Tips for Caring for the Fertilizer Spreader

Asides from using the right settings for your spreader, you can also get the best results by taking proper care of the device. Now here are the steps needed for maintaining any fertilizer spreader

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.

Break Lumpy 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.

Use the Manual that Comes with Your Spreader

If you are not sure about the best settings for a fertilizer spreader, try using its owner’s manual. After all, this booklet has a chart that shows the best flow settings for the product for different tasks.

Contact the Customer Care Centre

If you have any issues with using fertilizer spreaders, you should reach out to their customer center via mail or phone call. You can also check their websites for any information that might help you with the product.

Extra Tips for Spreading Fertilizers

  1. Remove any leftover materials from the fertilizer Spreader. Then wash out the device by hosing it down.
  2. Avoid dipping the battery operated model in water for long periods
  3. Replace the batteries ( if used) as often as possible
  4. Use the spreaders with the instructions listed on its manual
  5. Report any complaints to the Customer Service Centre of your preferred brand

Author

  • 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.