If you’ve got yourself the Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader, then you might be concerned about getting it calibrated before your first use of it.
The good news is if your spreader is brand new out of the box, then you don’t have to worry about calibrating it yourself.
That’s because the Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader comes pre-calibrated and ready-to-use on your lawn.
However, if you have ended up with this lawn spreader second-hand and want to get it back to the factory calibration settings (or as close to it as you can), then we can help with that.
Keep reading to learn about calibrating your Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader.
Check Calibration Before Use
It’s always a good idea to check the calibration of your Scotts lawn spreader before that first use.
In fact, for some models it is necessary to calibrate the spreader before use in order to avoid spreading the wrong amount of product.
Here are the steps:
1. Set Micrometer
Turn micrometer until “8” is centered in window.
2. Position Spreader
Stand the spreader on its handle with the Scotts logo facing away from you.
Press gently with your foot on the control lever and observe the position of the shutoff bar.
3. Check for Proper Calibration
With your foot on the control lever, the “raised pointer” on the shutoff bar located at bottom of hopper should align with the bottom of the calibration line.
You may need to pull the shutoff bar towards you to see the calibration line.
4. Adjust Calibration Screw
If the shutoff bar covers the calibration line, turn the adjustment screw counter-clockwise.
If the bar is below the line, turn the adjustment screw clockwise.
More information here.
How To The Use Scotts EdgeGuard Spreader
You will find that using the Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader in your yard is simple.
To begin, turn rate control dial to the correct setting listed on the back of each Scotts product, pour the product in the hopper, then start spreading.
The lawn spreader’s design enhancements feature a curved hopper and dual-bladed agitator for smooth product funneling and consistent coverage.
Not to mention, it is compact and features a fold-down handle for easy storage.
Spreaders provide uniform coverage of granular products; without one, you may end up with uneven coverage of fertilizer or control products that can result in uneven feeding, weed, disease, or insect control.
Scotts spreaders can also be used to distribute salt on walkways and driveways.
About Scotts EdgeGuard Spreader
The Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader is designed to help you apply fertilizer, grass seed, and other lawn care products.
This lawn spreader comes pre-calibrated and ready-to-use, and holds up to 5,000 sq. ft. of Scotts product.
When EdgeGuard is engaged, it will block off the right-side of the spreader pattern to prevent product from spreading onto non-lawn areas.
This helps you direct the flow of fertilizer, grass seed, and other lawn care products to only the areas where you want it, which helps avoid waste.