What setting do you put spreader on Bermuda grass?

For application using a pushed broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 5 1/2 when overseeding and a bare-lawn setting of 8 1/4. With a handheld broadcast spreader, Scotts recommends a setting of 4 when overseeding or seeding a new lawn but suggests that the sower make two perpendicular passes for new areas.

What setting should Bermuda seed be set at?

The optimum soil temperature for germination and root growth of Bermudagrass is 75° to 80°F (24° to 27° C) – Higher temps are acceptable provided moisture is maintained. Site Selection: Plant Bermudagrass in full sun on well-drained soil in the temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climate zones.

What setting should my spreader be on?

Set your spreader so that it’s ¾ open when engaged. If, for example, the spreader is calibrated 1 to 20, set it at 15. Place eight pounds of Milorganite into the spreader’s hopper. This is about one-fifth bag, or 8 lbs., of Milorganite, which is equivalent to 24 cups.

What do the numbers on a seed spreader mean?

For fertilizer spreaders the numbers usually represent the amount of fertilizer that is to be applied over a specific square feet of land. On spreaders you can find numbers such as 5, 5 and a half or 18 and a half.

How do you use Bermuda grass seed?

Bermuda grass seeds must have a thin soil covering to germinate correctly. It’s best to rake down the area you plan to seed, and then when placing the seeds, be sure that you lightly cover each one with soil so that they’re about ¼ of an inch deep. Once seeded, rake lightly over the area to promote better soil contact.

What temperature does Bermuda grass germinate?

68°F to 75°F
Planting too early may retard development of a turf and extend the critical establishment period several weeks. Soil temperatures of 68°F to 75°F are ideal for germination and rapid development of bermudagrass.

How do you set up a seed spreader?

Set the spreader to a light coverage (try a 1/4-in. to 3/16-in. hole in the hopper), apply the product over the recommended square footage, and check how much product you have left in the hopper. Adjust the dial to spread the remaining material over the same area, going perpendicular to the first pattern.

How do you read the spreader settings?

Calibrating Your Spreader

  1. Divide 100 by the square foot the bag of fertilizer covers.
  2. Multiply the weight of the bag by this number.
  3. The answer is the amount of fertilizer needed to cover 100 sq. ft.
  4. Place this amount in the spreader.
  5. Mark off a 10 ft. x 10 ft. area.
  6. Apply using the suggested setting.

What’s the best way to spread Bermuda grass seed?

This mixture can be spread using a broadcast spreader or done by hand. When using a spreader, distribute half the allotted mix lengthwise and the second half crosswise to avoid any skips. Since Bermuda grass seed is small rake the area very carefully do not buy more than .25 inches of soil.

Where can I find the spreader settings for Scotts grass seed?

Contact us at 1-800-543-TURF (8873). Spreader settings for Scotts® grass seed can be found on product packages and the product information pages. Click here to visit the Grass Seed product pages. Navigate to the product you will be using.

Where can I find the spreader settings on my lawn mower?

You can also find spreader settings on our product information pages (Lawn Food, Grass Seed, Weed Control, and Insect, Grub & Disease Control). Spreader settings can be found on the “Details & Usage” tab on the product information pages. Or, you can use our spreader settings tool. If you still have questions, our experts are just a phone call away.

When to apply pre emergence weed control to Bermuda grass?

Plan ahead since you will need to wait approximately two weeks (check product label) after sprayer before you seed. Do not apply a pre-emergence weed control any time within three months of seeding a Bermuda Grass lawn. Establish the grade. One of the best ways to guarantee a beautiful lawn is to establish the proper grade before you begin.