Find the correct broadcast and drop spreader settings to apply Jonathan Green grass seed, fertilizer, weed control, and insect control. Setting a Spreader for Weed & Feed. Not all lawn fertilizers are alike. Neither are the spreaders used to apply granular chemicals to your lawn. Weed and feed describes lawn fertilizers that include a herbicide along with essential nutrients. The weedkillers kill broad leaf weeds and crabgrass. Setting the … – Preen
Welcome to the Jonathan Green Spreader Settings page. Here you’ll have the ability to select the product that you’re using and calculate what the correct spreader setting should be.
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20-0-3 21-0-3 29-0-3 12-18-8 10-0-1 13-0-3 10-0-20
Weed Control & Prevention
20-0-3 21-0-3 10-15-10
Insect & Disease Control
To determine how much you need, multiply the length of your lawn by its width. Deduct any non-lawn areas that overlap it (for example landscape bed, patio, deck, pool, etc.) from the total. This equals the total square feet of your lawn.
For best results, apply in a circular path starting on the outside and working toward the center. Slightly overlapping product will ensure complete coverage.
First, apply border strips along the edge of each end of the lawn. After this is done, apply product along the length of the lawn, overlapping slightly and shutting off the spreader before turning as you reach the edge of the border strips.
The spreader settings given are approximate. Spreader condition, rate of walk, and humidity are just some of the variables that can affect the rate of application. Please refer to the product label, or on the package, for further details, along with application rates and precautionary statements. You may need to adjust settings for proper coverage if circumstances described on the label are applicable. In all cases, the user should read and follow label instructions before applying any product, and assumes all responsibility when using this spreader settings tool.
Setting a Spreader for Weed & Feed
Different types of fertilizer and weed and feed need different lawn spreader settings. The best lawn weed and feed spreader will have various configurations because not all fertilizers or weed and feeds are the same size or need to be spread in the same amounts. Each brand and model will vary somewhat in its settings. The settings on a Scotts spreader will look different than Menards weed and feed spreader settings. However, some general guidelines exist that you can follow.
Start With the Fertilizer
When determining the settings for a lawn spreader, it’s helpful to start with the type of feed. Sometimes, you can figure out the settings you need to use simply by reading the packaging. The instructions will likely be the most straightforward if you buy spreader and fertilizer from the same company, such as Scotts or Sta-Green. You can also check the website for the fertilizer company. Sometimes, you’ll be able to find guides online that can tell you the exact settings for any combination of spreader and weed and feed.
In addition, certain types of fertilizers or spreads have general guidelines for spreader settings. For example, in 16-16-16 fertilizer spreader settings, you want to use about a 1/3 opening of your spreader mechanism. If your spreader has 15 settings, you will set it to five. If you have to round, round up for lawn spreader settings conversion. Set your spreader to 3.5 (if available) or four for 10 settings.
Consult Your Spreader Manual
Another way to determine the correct settings for your spreader is to refer to the owner’s manual. For example, if you have a Sta-Green Broadcast spreader manual, it will list different types of lawn and garden treatments and recommended settings. It will also provide instructions on how to change the settings on the spreader. For example, Scotts has provided a complete guide on how to find the proper spreader settings.
When evaluating your spreader’s settings, consider whether it is a rotary or drop application, what the application rate is and what the other settings are. It’s also essential to keep in mind that every spreader brand is different. Vigoro spreader settings vs. Scotts will look different but yield the same results. Before filling the spreader with fertilizer, be sure the control levers are off. Many types of fertilizer are toxic to humans, so take precautions.
Lawn Spreader Settings Conversion
If you’re confused about your spreader settings, you can calculate and calibrate your spreader, as Westland explains. Calibration takes time, but once you’ve completed it, you’ll always know exactly how much fertilizer you’re spreading. Start the calibration by laying out a 10- by 10-foot tarp on a flat surface, like your driveway or garage. Fill your spreader with fertilizer, set it to a low setting and then use your spreader to cover the tarp. Try to achieve the same amount of coverage that you want on your lawn or garden.
As you work, you must make sure to keep track of how much fertilizer you’re using. When you complete the process, you’ll know exactly how much you used to cover 100 square feet of property. You can multiply that number by 10 to determine how much you need to cover 1,000 square feet. This calculation will help you adjust your spreader settings so that you’re utilizing the perfect amount of fertilizer.
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Lawn Spreader Settings
Use our convenient search tool to get a spreader setting for our lawn product and your lawn spreader.
To determine the setting to use for your spreader see the generic spreader settings chart below.
Generic Settings Rotary / Broadcast Spreaders
Application Rate / Spreader Setting
3lbs / 1,000 sq. ft
4lbs / 1,000 sq. ft.
5lbs / 1,000 sq. ft.
Generic Settings Drop Spreaders
Application Rate / Spreader Settings
3lbs / 1,000 sq. ft.
4lbs / 1,000 sq. ft.
5lbs / 1,000 sq. ft.
If you require additional assistance, our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. Please call 1-800-233-1067 during normal business hours. Please have the Preen product name, your spreader make and model, your spreaders’ dial range, and type (ie:drop or rotary/broadcast) available for faster assistance.