Westland is a lawn care company that produces fertilizer and spreaders for top dressing. They’ve been around for a while now, and many of their products have made it into US households that are in need of proper care products for their lawn.
Although their product line primarily constitute of fertilizers and soil treatments, they do have some lawn spreaders which are often promoted by the side, along with their main soil treatment products. The problem with these spreaders is that, unlike the heavy farm spreaders, they don’t have a dedicated spreader chart, making it quite difficult to calculate application settings for different products.
While that’s the case, Westland’s soil treatment products always have their spreader settings added to the pack or carton of the product. However, the story changes when you purchase products from other brands; most times you won’t get to see a spreader setting for Westland Lawn spreaders.
Luckily, this article will be solving some of the problems for you; we’ve tested the Westland Lawn Spreaders on popular third-party soil treatment products, and also on some generic products used in banding to come up with an accurate Westland spreader settings guide.
Westland Spreader Settings
Westland spreaders, as with most durable spreaders out there is easy to calibrate. It’s always recommended to start with a tighter calibration, using no more than ¼ of the entire yard for your testing, and proceeding to work on the entire lawn when you get a reasonable calibration.
While that’s the case, here are some Westland spreader settings you can use for starters and tweak as you go. As usual, we’ll start with what you may have already known (Westland products), and proceed to ‘uncharted’ territory.
|Westland Lawn Sand2||3||80g/sq.m|
|Westland Lawn Feed, Weed & Moss Killer||4||32g/sq.m|
|Aftercut Lawn Thickener, Aftercut Triple Care, Aftercut Ultra Green+, and Aftercut 3 Day Green||4||35g/sq.m|
|Aftercut All In One, and Aftercut All In One Autumn||3.5||32g/sq.m|
|Lawn Master/Moss Master (With drop/broadcast spreaders only)||4||100g/sq.m|
|Menards Premium 20-0-3 Crabgrass Preventer||4||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Menards Premium 28-0-3 Weed & Feed||4||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Menards Premium 30-0-3 Lawn Food||4||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Menards Premium 23-0-10 Fall Food w/Weed Control||4||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Menards Premium 22-0-10 Fall Lawn Food||4||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Menards Premium 15-23-10 Starter||4||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Menards Premium Grub Control||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Solabiol Top Lawn||2||35g/sq.m|
|Solabiol Top Lawn Plus||8||40g/sq.m|
|Phostrogen Long Lasting Lawn Feed||4||35g/sq.m|
|MaxLawn 22-0-4 Crabgrass||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn 24-0-4 Weed & Feed||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn 26-0-4 Turf Food||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn 22-0-10 Winterizer||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn 12-24-6 starter||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn 10-10-10 Lawn & Garden Fertilizer||4.7||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn Grub Control||4.7||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|MaxLawn Insect Control||4||2.7lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenView Crab Grass||3||2.7lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenPro Crabgrass Preventer 27-0-8||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenPro Weed ‘N’ Feed 25-0-8||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenPro Lawn Fertilizer 24-0-10||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenPro Winterizer 26-0-10||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenPro Starter 18-22-6||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|GreenPro Garden Fertilizer 10-10-10||4.5||3.4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Stein Premium Dandelion Knock Out||2.5||2lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Stein 10-18-10 Premium Lawn Starter||4||3.6lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Stein 8-4-8 Premium Crabgrass Control||4.5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Lebanon 13-25-12 Country Club Fertilizer||4||3lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Lebanon Dandelion Killer & Weed Control||3||2|
|Lebanon 24-4-10 Greenskeeper||5||4.5lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Earl May 23-3-7 Dandelion Control & Food||4||3.5/1000sq.ft.|
|Earl May Insect Control/Lawn & Garden||2||2lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Earl May 27-4-8 Lawn & Turf Food||4||3.5lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Bandini Fall & Winter 21-6-12||5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Bandini Pre Sprout 1 6-4-6||5.5||4.5lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Bandini Pre Sprout 2 16-4-6||6||5.5lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Bandini Super Blade Weed & Feed 25-3-6||4.5||3.6lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Super Plush Lawn Food||4||3.2lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Fred Meyer 8-12-12 Fall & Winter Lawn Food||4.5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Fred Meyer 28-4-4 Turf King w/ Iron||4.5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Fred Meyer 28-4-4 FM Lawn Food||2.5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Fred Meyer 14-24-14 FM Seed & Sod||2.5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Best Turf Supreme 16-6-8||5||5lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Best Turf Supreme Crabgrass & Lawn Fertilizer||3.5||3.6lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Best Golden Turf Supreme 27-3-7||4.5||5lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Best Golden Turf Supreme Weed & Feed 26-2-6||3.5||3.6lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|Meijer 5-10-5 Garden Fertilizer||5||3lbs/1000sq.ft.|
|25-3-3 Best Crabgrass Preventer||3.5||4lbs/1000sq.ft.|
While these spreader settings may be tried and true, other factors like the age of the spreader and maintenance can also affect your calibration. Make sure you always start a small portion of the lawn and set it up a notch when you get it right.
How to Know when to Apply Fertilizers to Your Lawn
Take a sample of your grass for testing to determine if it’s a warm-season or cool-season plant. Ideally, you want to add fertilizers to warm-season grass twice every spring and fall. Applications (for both spring and fall) should be at 30-days intervals, and the first application should ensue when new growth begins.
On the other hand, cool-season grass varieties should be fertilized once in the spring and twice during the fall. For the case of application during the fall, make sure you give a 30-days interval in the application. For special cases during banding, you should always apply the grass and fertilizer at the right time, following the type of grass you’re planting.
You can carry out these tests at your local county extension office or simply Google the breed of grass to get its information. This rule goes universally for all types of fertilizers; however, soil treatment products are usually applied when there is an issue with the turf.