Scotts Edgeguard Spreader Settings Chart

In many homes, the Scotts Edgeguard spreader is the preferred tool for distributing chemicals in gardens and lawns. Although it has great features, it works better with the right settings.

However, many users do not know the best values for adjusting their Edgeguard spreaders. If you fall amongst such homeowners, you might not get the best results from the product.

Are you looking for the best Scotts Edgeguard settings? Well, you can use the following chart to adjust your spreader.

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Scotts Edgeguard Spreader Settings  Chart

Before using our recommended settings, it would help if you used the owner’s manual of the Scotts Edgeguard spreader. With the text, you can find the best ways that you can set the product. If you can’t find your manual, check the Scotts website.

            Chemical        Scotts Edgeguard  Settings
Garden  Fertiliser  10-10-10 5
Crabgrass Preventer  27 – 0 – 8 5
Starter  18-22-6 5
Weed ‘N’ Feed 25-0-8 5
Winterizer 26- 0 – 13 5
Lawn Fertilizer  24 – 0 – 10 5

The Scotts Edgeguard Settings for Garden Fertiliser 10-10-10

As you tend to your garden, you can use the spreader to distribute fertilizer across the grass. If you are using the Edgeguard, you should adjust the spreader to 5.

The Scotts Edgeguard Settings for Crabgrass Preventer

Crabgrass preventers can keep your garden free from weeds. But to get the best results, you will have to distribute this chemical properly. With this in mind, you can leave the Edgeguard settings at 5.

The Scotts Edgeguard Settings for Starter 18-22-6

Before adding a starter to your lawn, adjust the Edgeguard to 5. With this setting, you can spread the chemical on most parts of the grass.

The Scotts Edgeguard Settings for Weed N’ Feed

As with most chemicals on this post, it is advised that you adjust the spreader before using the fertilizer. For spreading some Weed N’Feed in your garden or lawn, you can choose a setting of 5.

The Scotts Edgeguard Settings for Lawn Fertiliser

You can also use the Scotts Edgeguard spreader to apply lawn fertilizers. For this task, you should leave its setting at 5.

The Scotts Edgeguard Settings for Winterizer

Adding some winterize to your lawn helps it survive the winter months. Instead of using any setting, adjust the spreader to 5 and share the chemical.

How to Use the Scott Edgeguard Spreader

Do you want to know how to use the Scotts Edgeguard  Spreader? If yes, here are the best steps for using the product with several agricultural chemicals.

How to Apply Crabgrass Preventer with the Scotts Edgeguard Spreader

To apply crabgrass preventer on your lawn:

  1. Pour in some crabgrass preventer into the Edgeguard spreader
  2. Set the spreader to 5
  3. Spread the chemical on a dry lawn
  4. Wait for 24 hours before adding water.
  5. Add the preventer for the second time.
  6. Wait for two weeks before adding some Weed N’ Feed.

How to Use Lawn Fertiliser with the Scotts Edgeguard Spreader

Here are the steps needed to apply some lawn fertilizer with the Scotts Easy Green Spreader.

1. Wet the Lawn

If the grass feels too dry, wet it with some water. Then wait for days before adding the fertilizer.

2. Cover Your Hands and Eyes

As these chemicals are toxic, it is advised that you wear some gloves and protective eyewear. If you don’t have them in your home, you can get these tools from any hardware store.

3. Prepare the Edgeguard Spreader

Turn the dial to your preferred setting. If you are not sure of the ideal settings for your preferred product, you can check the owner’s manual or this article.

4. Share the Fertiliser

With the spreader, move around the perimeter of the lawn. As for the middle of the lawn, push the spreader in a mowing pattern to fill it up.

5. Place the Spreader in Storage

After using the Edgeguard, return the unused fertilizer to its container. Then place the spreader in a cool, dry place.

How to Use the Weed N’ Feed with Scotts Edgeguard Spreader

1. Moisturize the Grass

Ensure the grass is slightly wet. If it feels dry, add a slight amount of water.

2. Choose the Recommended Settings

Adjust the spreader to suit the fertilizer. If you are not sure of the right value to use, stick to a setting of 5.

3. Add the Fertiliser

With gloved hands, apply the Weed N Feed to the spreader. As you add the chemical, remember to follow the instructions listed for the product.

4. Apply the Fertiliser to the Grass

Spread the fertilizer across the lawn and the grass. You should prevent any burns by covering every inch of the grass.

5. Store the Spreader

Remove the unused chemical from the spreader and return it to its bag.  Also,  clean out the spreader before placing it in storage.

Tips for Maintaining the Scotts Edgeguard Spreader

1. Clean the Spreader

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

2. Lubricate the Spreader with Oil

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

3. Break Lumpy Fertilisers

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 hitting the lump with a hammer or a tough piece of wood.

4. Use the Scotts Edgeguard manual

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

5. Contact the Customer Care Centre

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


  • 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.