Spreader Settings

A man using a spreader to put down organic fertilizer on green, healthy grass.

If your spreader model is not listed here, please go to How to calibrate a spreader for instructions to ensure Milorganite is applied at the proper rate. As always, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that Milorganite won't burn.

Fertilize with Milorganite four (4) times per year, for more information on rates and schedule.

Spreader Settings: Rotary Spreaders
Rotary Spreader Established Lawn New Lawn
ACE Green Turf Delux 19 19 (2 passes)
Agway 19 19 (2 passes)
Earthway EV-N-Spred (most models) 19 19 (2 passes)
Fertilome 19 19 (2 passes)
Green Thumb 19 19 (2 passes)
Lawn Crafter (Quaker) 5 5 (2 passes)
Precision 9 9 (2 passes)
Red Devil 17 17 (2 passes)
Republic EZ 14 14 (2 passes)
Republic EZ Grow 11 ( 2 passes) 11 (4 passes)
Scotts Basic, Delux Edge Control & Speedy Green series 11.5 11.5 (2 passes)
Scotts Easy Green 29 29 (2 passes)
Scotts EdgeGuard (Pro, Mini), Lawn Pro & Standard 11.5 11.5 (2 passes)
Southern States 19 19 (2 passes)

2 passes = Divide your application in half and go over the same area twice, for a more uniform application.

Tip: When using a rotary spreader overlap the coverage.

Spreader Settings: Drop Spreaders
Drop Spreader Established Lawn New Lawn
Ames/Earthway 21 21
Lawn Crafter (Quaker) 8 13
Red Devil 11 12
Republic EZ Grow 8 11
Scotts Accu Green series (1000,2000,3000) 10 16

Tip: When using a drop spreader overlap the wheel tracks.

Spreader Settings: Guidelines
General Guidelines Application
Established Lawn 2,500 sq ft per 36 lb bag
New Lawn 1,250 sq ft per 36 lb bag
Weight Conversion 3 cups Milorganite = 1 pound

Spreader setting rates are to be used as a guideline. For best results, calibrate your spreader.

This video explains how to calibrate your spreader.