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Milorganite Scotts Spreader Settings | Find The Ideal Spreader Setting

by Jack Grover
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Milorganite is one of the most widely used fertilizers for small lawns and bigger landscapes. But with many variations of Scott spreader out there in the market, how do you manage the spreader settings for Milorganite products?

Primarily, for Milorganite (32 lBs) bags, a 2500 square feet of law area is suitable. For such circumstances, you can use 11.5 or 6.5 as the flow rate settings on a Scott spreader while using the Milorganite. However, the settings may differ depending upon several variables.

Therefore, overflow or underflow of fertilizers occurs if you are not experienced, and spreader calibration can be required. Worry not, as this article presents you with the most compatible Milorganite Scotts spreader settings for a consistent result.

Milorganite Scotts Spreader Settings Chart

The settings in the Milorganite application rate vary depending on certain factors. These are your walking speed, prill size, spreader type, and most importantly, the area of your lawn and its type (established or new).

Milorganite has smaller-sized prills compared to other fertilizers. As a result, the volume is also greater, resulting in more product flow rates in similar settings.

That is why it is better to calibrate the spreader and run some tests before the product is on your lawn or yard. Since Milorganite is not synthetic, you can also use it for test runs and calibration of the Scott spreaders.

Every lawn fertilizer comes with its specific settings for the spreaders. You will get Scott spreader settings for Milorganite specifically written on the manual printed on the back of the packaging.

Setting Chart Of Milorganite On Scott Spreader

For different types of Scott spreaders, you need to adjust the settings differently. Milorganite comes with a 6% slow-release nitrogen feature. This means you would need roughly around 16 lbs of product per 1000 square feet to ensure 1 lb of nitrogen in a 1000 square feet area.

The following chart is applicable for Scotts Deluxe Rotary Broadcast and Scotts EdgeGuard (Pro, Mini) Spreader Settings:

Amount of NitrogenArea Coverage for Established Lawn (in square feet)Area Coverage for A New Lawn (in square feet)Amount of Product ( in lbs)Spreader Settings
  6% (1 lb of nitrogen for 1000 square feet)5002508.1511.5
2000100032 (1 packet)

Here, the next chart shows the settings for using a comparatively smaller-sized Scotts EasyGreen Rotary Spreader:

Amount of NitrogenArea Coverage for Established Lawn (in square feet)Area Coverage for A New Lawn (in square feet)Amount of Product ( in lbs)Spreader Settings
  6% (1 lb of nitrogen for 1000 square feet)5002508.1529-31
2000100032 (1 packet)

The following chart would help determine the Milorganite setting for Scotts drop spreader.

Amount of NitrogenArea coverage for established lawn (in square feet)Area coverage for a new lawn (in square feet)Amount of product ( in lbs)Spreader Settings
  6% (1 lb of Nitrogen for 1000 square feet)5002508.1510 (for the established lawn) 16 ( for a new lawn)

The Scott Wizz handheld battery-operated spreaders must be set on 6.5 to 7 depending on the purpose and land size. All the spreader’s settings mentioned above (flow rate) are defined for a three mph pace/walk speed.

Besides, your walking speed might contribute to altering the recommended spreader settings. If you walk slower than three mph, the spreader settings need to be decreased slightly to adjust the pace.

On the contrary, a higher walking speed requires a more spreader flow rate. Along with these, land size and shape also somewhat control the settings on different spreader types.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the setting on Scotts broadcast spreader for Milorganite?

Generally, Milorganite requires 16lbs of product for covering 1000 square feet of yard or lawn. For this land size, your Scotts broadcast spreader with rotary function requires 11.5 dial settings considering the walking speed of three mph.

What setting do you use to spread Milorganite?

Milorganite fertilizers have very small granular prill sizes. As a result, this product’s natural flow rate is higher than others. According to the official manual, the 6-2-0 and 6-4-0 versions of Milorganite require 17 and 20 spreader settings for 16 lbs of product for 1000 square feet.

What is the application rate for Milorganite?

The application rate of Milorganite for different spreader brands and types differs. For Scott spreaders, the usual application rate is 11.5 for spreading 16 lbs of product on 1000 square feet of land. This application rate becomes lower if the spreader is drop type.


Milorganite feeds, and several Scotts spreader models each feature a spreader setting. For a novice, changing the spreader’s dial might be challenging. Furthermore, the dial limitations for various Scotts spreader models vary.

Because of this, it is difficult to use the proper spreader settings for Milorganite. Most of the frequently used Scotts spreader settings for Milorganite feeds have been discussed in this article which would be helpful for you.

But, it is always recommended to run trials and tests for calibrating the spreader before a full-scale feeding. In such cases, Scotts spreader parts diagram can be highly useful.

We hope you’ll find this article informative, and it will make your work easier and less time-consuming on calculations.

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