What setting to use on spreader for overseeding?
When using either their rotary spreader or an Earthway rotary spreader, a setting of 14 is recommended for overseeding, and 17 for a new lawn. If you choose to use an Agway drop spreader, a setting of 17 is recommended for overseeding and 22 when establishing a new lawn.
What setting do you put hand spreader on for grass seed?
- For fine grass seed (blue, rye, fine, fescue) use setting 1.
- For coarser seed (tall fescue) use setting 2.
- For light fertilizer (Scotts fertilizers at a regular rate) use setting 3.
- For heavy fertilizer use setting 4.
- For pelletized fertilizer and ice melt products use setting 5.
Can a fertilizer spreader be used for grass seed?
Yes, using a lawn spreader for grass seed is absolutely okay. A lawn spreader is either used for spreading fertilizer or grass seeds. A handheld broadcast spreader is the best choice for spreading grass seeds on your lawn for the whole area.
What setting do you put Scotts spreader on for grass seed?
Some typical settings for seeding Scotts Classic Heat and Drought grass seed in a Scotts rotary type or broadcast type spreader are 11.5 for reseeding and 14 for a new lawn or to repair bare spots. For a drop style spreader the setting for reseeding is 9.5 and 14.5 for a new lawn or repair of bare spots.
What do the numbers on a seed spreader mean?
For fertilizer spreaders the numbers usually represent the amount of fertilizer that is to be applied over a specific square feet of land. On spreaders you can find numbers such as 5, 5 and a half or 18 and a half.
What setting should I use on my Scotts spreader for fertilizer?
After choosing the best broadcast spreader for your yard, locate the orange dial on the spreader and turn it to the setting indicated on the seed or fertilizer bag. Turn clockwise for a higher setting of 12 or 14, which is for larger granules or grass seed, or counterclockwise to reach a lower setting of three or five.
How do I overseed my lawn?
How to Overseed a Lawn in 8 Simple Steps
- Supplies Needed to Overseed a Lawn.
- Step 1: Dethatch and Aerate the Lawn (If Necessary)
- Step 2: Mow the Lawn Short.
- Step 3: Rake to Remove Debris.
- Step 4: Add Enriched Topsoil.
- Step 5: Spread the Grass Seed.
- Step 6: Fertilize the New Grass.
- Step 7: Water Your Lawn Generously.
What do the spreader settings mean?
A spreader setting is the rate in which you apply product to your lawn. Each Jonathan Green product has recommended rates of application and coverage based on bag size. The application rate is defined as the amount of material applied per unit area of land.
What setting should I use on my Scotts spreader for grass seed?
For application using a pushed broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 5 1/2 when overseeding and a bare-lawn setting of 8 1/4. With a handheld broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 4 when overseeding or seeding a new lawn but suggests that the sower make two perpendicular passes for new areas.
Do I need to aerate before overseeding?
The most important step you can take before overseeding your lawn is aerating your soil. No matter what seed you use, they can’t germinate in compacted soil devoid of water, nutrients, and sufficient air exchange. That’s why it’s crucial to aerate your lawn before starting the overseeding process.
Should you fertilize when you overseed?
Stop fertilizing for at least a month before overseeding. The fertilizer makes your grass grow faster, which makes it harder for the new seeds to take hold.
What temperature should I overseed my lawn?
about 60 to 75°F
1. Overseed at the right time. Cool season seeds germinate when air temperatures are about 60 to 75°F, and when soil temperatures are about 50 to 55°F. Planting too early or too late in the season will lengthen the time it takes for the seeds to germinate, or prevent them from germinating at all.
How do I use a Lesco spreader?
When using a LESCO product, find the designated setting listed on the bag and then cross reference that number to your particular spreader type using the attached documents. Keep in mind that labeled settings on the product bag and those listed within the charts are approximate and should be used as a starting point only.
Where can I find Lesco seed?
You will find LESCO seed everywhere that quality matters, from lawns, golf courses and sports fields to roadsides and sod farms. So no matter your challenge or environment, we have seed that will get the job done.
What should I do if my spreader settings are incorrect?
Improper spreader settings may result in uneven fertilization, turf injury, inadequate pest control, and a waste of time and money. When using a LESCO product, find the designated setting listed on the bag and then cross reference that number to your particular spreader type using the charts below.
Where is the graduated scale on a Lesco Hopper?
Only graduated scale is on the backside of teh hopper. Erie, PA. Sorry, I don’t have the model name – it’s the Lesco 80# rotary spreader.