recommended milorganite spreader settings wrong
From previous experience on Memorial Day weekend of this year I purchased eight 36 lb bags of Milorganite yesterday instead of four. Each bag is supposed to cover 2500 sq ft so I basically had enough for 20000 sq ft even though my lawn is only 10000 sq ft (5000 in the front, 5000 in the back).
I used the bag's recommended dropper setting of 11.5 with my Scott's EdgeGuard Pro. I make one header strip around the perimeter of JUST MY BACK YARD. Boom, one bag gone just like that. I said this can't be right...so I lowered the setting to 9 and continued working the spreader in my backyard for another two bags when I realized at that rate I wouldn't have enough for the front yard. So I eventually went down to a 6.5 setting to finish the back and the entire front. After all was said and done I ended up using 7 bags in a very inconsistent manner
When spreading the fertilizer I made passes within two feet of each other and there was no chance in hell that I was going to buy another 7 bags to spread it in the criss-cross pattern they recommend for even coverage.
Back in May I thought that my older SpeedyGreen was out of whack so I decided to upgrade to the Edgeguard Pro. It would appear that this wasn't the issue.
Neither Scott's nor Milorganite are able to assist me on this when I contacted them.
Any help from someone that uses this in a Scott's spreader would be appreciated.