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Scotts Turf Builder Edge Guard Mini Broadcast Spreader

The Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Boradcast Spreader has Scotts Exclusive EdgeGuard Technology. The EdgeGuard feature allows you to easily keep fertilizer off landscaping, driveways, sidewalks, and out of waterways. Less waste, less clean up, and better for the environment.
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what scott's spreader setting should be used to spread lime?

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February 14, 2012
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ScottsCustomerCare
February 15, 2012
We only recommend applying lime after a soil test has been completed and has determined that the soil pH level should be raised. For applying lime in this spreader we suggest a setting of 10 for 30# of lime per 1000 square feet, a setting of 7.5 and going over the application area 2 times for 40# per 1000 square feet and a setting of 7 and going over the application area 3 times for 50# per 1000 square feet.
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hosehead
Northern California
April 26, 2012
Not sure if this will help, but in my experience with grass seed, it's best if you try it yourself and don't rely on what is specified. Just start at a LOW setting and run a few passes to see how much you're using and how even it is. It's so easy to use that this won't take much extra time.
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Will this spreader work with diatomaceous earth?

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Charity
Tarpon Springs, FL
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March 1, 2013
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
March 2, 2013
We do not suggest using the Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Spreader when applying products like diatomaceous earth as the particle size is too small. It could make the spreader too heavy to push and will not distribute the product equally. This spreader should only be used when applying larger sized granule products.
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
probably not ...DE is to light.
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Do you have a setting chart for popular lawn products?

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Bill
SC
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June 11, 2012
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ScottsCustomerCare
June 12, 2012
Unfortunately, we do not have a chart of spreader settings. Spreader settings are based on granular size and will vary from product to product. The spreader settings for this spreader will be listed on Scotts fertilizer bags.
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
No but most lawn products will already have this spreader listed.
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Can I spread turf builder starter soil mix?

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juststarting
Troy, MI
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June 2, 2012
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ScottsCustomerCare
June 3, 2012
It is not recommended to use the Turf Builder Edgeguard Mini to spread soil. The spreader is designed to be used with grass seed or lawn fertilizers. Lawn soils, compost, peat, sand, stone or mulch can be too heavy and may damage the spreader.
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answer 2
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barty29
Norton Ma
October 23, 2012
yes
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
Probably but not on a windy day.
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can this spreader use for spreading lawn granules

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rad
tukwila
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April 5, 2012
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
April 10, 2012
Hello rad and thank you for your question.

The Scotts Turf Builder Edge Guard Mini Broadcast Spreader is designed to hold up to 5,000 square feet of Scotts lawns products – including grass seeds and fertilizers. The EdgeGuard blocks off the right side of the spreader pattern to prevent product from spreading onto non-lawns areas.

The Quick Start Guide with application tips can be found here: http://www.scotts.com/smg/templateF....

Best wishes on your project.
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answer 2
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Lynne651
Manchester Ct
May 15, 2012
Yes absolulty.. that's why I purchased it :)
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
Yes.
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can i use to spread ice melt

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ljb
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January 14, 2012
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Newf
Schaumburg, IL
January 17, 2012
Hello ljb, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.

Absolutely! We sell lots of both wheeled and hand held broadcast spreaders at stores in the winter months just for this purpose.

I hope this helps,
Newf.
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answer 2
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JimmyC
January 18, 2012
I'm sure you could but you would probably have to spray it out after each use so it doesn't jam up. But, the hopper control should be big enough for ice melt
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kerasch
Texas
January 19, 2012
As long as the product is similar in size to grass fertilizer, weed & feed, etc. it should spead it with no problem.
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answer 4
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ScottsCustomerCare
January 23, 2012
We do not recommend the use of Scotts spreaders for ice melt, especially rock salt. Rock salt typically has unusual and large particles which could cause jamming problems for the spreader, also salt is very corrosive and can cause problems with the internal metal componets.
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
Yes---Neat idea.
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parts

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needapart
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April 27, 2013
the small black plastic part that helps agitate the fertilizer before being broadcast
has been lost. Is this part available? If so, what is it called, is there a part number
and where can it be purchased.
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answer 1
April 29, 2013
Hi Needapart
Please call Scotts Company at 1-888-270-3714 for parts and service. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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answer 2
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
April 30, 2013
The small black piece inside the hopper that spins is called the "agitator". If the part is available we will ship it at no cost to the consumer. Simply contact us so that we can check to see if the part you need is in stock. We do ask how the part was broken or lost, for the spreader's lot number, and for the consumer's contact information so it can be shipped.
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I'm spreading 46-0-0 fertilizer at 5 lbs per 1000 sq feet. What setting do I use ?

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rotten Richard
Alma, Mi.
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May 21, 2012
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ScottsCustomerCare
May 22, 2012
If the product you are planning to apply has a spreader setting for a Scotts SpeedyGreen, or specifically for the SpeedyGreen 1000; you can use that recommendation in your Scotts EdgeGuard Mini spreader. If it does not have a suggested spreader setting for the SpeedyGreen or SpeedyGreen 1000, then this question would best be answered by calling Scotts directly at 1-800-543-8873. One of our associates would be happy to assist you further.
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answer 2
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barty29
Norton Ma
October 23, 2012
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answer 3
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
Check your product bag. Don't forget lots of water.
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answer 4
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tanker
Allentown, PA
October 28, 2013
That's a very heavy setting. Average use is about 2-2.5 lbs over 1000 sq ft.

If you want to use your setting anyway- it would be a 5, on a scale of 1-15. This is just an approximation, as most fertilizers are spread more lightly.
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can this spreader be used to spread lawn seed

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billybob
egg harbor township,nj
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March 16, 2012
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville Ohio
March 18, 2012
Yes, the Edgeguard Mini may be used for spreading grass seed.
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answer 2
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hosehead
Northern California
April 26, 2012
Yes. But I recommend using a much lower setting than what the grass seed package recommends and going over your dirt/lawn several times in a perpendicular/crossing path. This will give a much better even distribution. That's my experience anyway!
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answer 3
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Lynne651
Manchester Ct
May 15, 2012
yes..
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answer 4
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
Yes but don't do it on a windy day. when you water don't flood just keep the seeds damp.
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manu
Union, KY, USA
April 15, 2014
Yes, it can be use to spread fertilizer and-or seed(s)
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What spreader setting should be used on the Scott'sTurf Builder for Dylox 6.2 edge, spreader

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Fred
Ft. Myers
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November 17, 2011
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ScottsCustomerCare
November 18, 2011
If the product lists a Scotts SpeedyGreen setting, you can use that. If not, you can use the following to determine a setting:

* Place enough material in the hopper to cover 1,000 sq. ft. (Usually indicated on the bag of product. If not , take pounds in bag and divide by the number of thousand square feet bag covers. Example: 23lb bag covers 5,000 sq ft, divide 23 by 5 to get 4.6lbs per 1,000 sq ft).

* Place the spreader setting on a low setting (Usually one-fourth of the spreader setting range or less).

* Spread the material over a 50 x 20 ft. area (This is 1,000 sq. ft.).

* If material is left over, they need to increase the setting.

* If you come up short, they need to decrease the setting.

* While this is not a scientific method for getting the spreader setting, it will get you in the ballpark for your product.
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answer 2
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AKB45040
Mason, OH 45040, USA
April 22, 2014
See guideline in the spreader manual.
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Looking for setting for 2000 to use Sevin bug killer at 2.25 per 1000sf

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Allen
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August 4, 2013
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
August 5, 2013
The product would need to be tested in the spreader to get a setting. It is not by weight but how it flows through the spreader. Walk of a 50 foot by 20 foot area. Put enough of the product in the spreader to cover one thousand sq. ft.. Open the spreader about a 1/4 of the way open. This should cover the 50 x 20 area. Open it a little if there is some still in the hopper. Close it a little if you run out before finishing.
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answer 2
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tanker
Allentown, PA
October 28, 2013
3.5, of your spreader goes from 1-15
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answer 3
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LSteel
FL
May 6, 2014
You can use the Spreader Setting Tool on the Scott's website:
http://www.scotts.com/smg/templates/index.jsp?pageUrl=spreaderSettingTool

Just be sure to have the barcode number for your product, the website tool will need that information.

Hope that helps
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How does the Edge Guard work?

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Klatu
Silver Spring, MD
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June 27, 2014
Don't have the manual so I don't know how this works.
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LSteel
FL
June 27, 2014
There is a guard that will only dispense the contents in a 45 degree ray. As a demonstration, if the spreader isbin the center of a clockface, it will spread from the 12:00 position to the 3:00 position. If you pull it, then it spreads from the 9:00 to 12:00. (I might have that reversed). So a person only needs to adjust their direction to direct the spread.
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answer 2
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Jeff
Florida, USA
June 28, 2014
Simple machine. Set the dial as to how much product will come out when you pull the lever. If you do not see it on the bag, ask the person in the garden area. Too much you burn and too little you wasted your time. Pour your product into the speader. Pull the release lever and the product will start pouring out. I would suggest not pulling the lever until you are on the grass completely and moving. Watch how the pellets fly out. This will mark where you start your next row. This machine doesn't throw full circle so you can aim where you want the product to go and prevent overlapping, hence the name edge guard. Watering is the most important thing you can do. Too much could wash out the product, BUT too little water you will burn the lawn.
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answer 3
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chien
Georgetown, TX, USA
June 28, 2014
The Edge Guard works very well on my small yard. No problems.
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answer 4
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IdaB
Landing, NJ 07850
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
June 28, 2014
The right side of the spreader is blocked off from dispensing products while in use. I found it works very well and have not had any lawn products (weed and feed, etc.)spray into areas I don't want covered.
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answer 5
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Stephenzal
July 1, 2014
I find it to be very user friendly. Most fertilizers especially Scott's provide a setting guide on the bag. Add fertilizer to the bucket of the spreader adjust the setting according to guide then push like you would a lawn mower that's it.
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thedindin
killeen, Texas
July 3, 2014
The Edge guard is actually the ON/OFF switch for the spreader. In the OFF position, the spreader doesn't cast the fertilizer. This is an enhanced feature over the last one. With the last one, as long as the wheels were moving, you could not control the fertilizer being cast unless you picked it off the ground. Basically, this feature allows you to push the spreader without the fertilizer being cast. Yes! it works absolutely well.
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HAVE THE PROBLEMS WITH THE WHEELS AND DISTRIBUTION OF WEED AND SEED BEEN SOLVED?

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CHUCK
WEBSTER. TEXAS
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February 23, 2013
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Tanya
Columbia, Sc
February 25, 2013
Fortunately, I did not have any problems with wheels and distribution of weed so far. Maybe you've got defective one. Try to replace in HomeDepot store.
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answer 2
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
February 26, 2013
We are not sure what type of problem you are having with your spreader from this description. If your spreader is not working properly please contact us directly to see if we can help troubleshoot your issue further. 1-877-465-5160
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answer 3
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Mack
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
March 27, 2013
It was on mine --- I had no problem at all.
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answer 4
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s0blind
July 8, 2014
Nope. Still fails. Wouldn't even spread lime/sand consistently. Just making the fins a little higher would solve so much... But it still fails.
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Lever wire is not attached to base of spreader. What do you attach it to?

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Tres
Arizona
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July 22, 2014
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ScottsCustomerCare
Marysville, Ohio
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July 23, 2014
The dome shaped piece at the end of the wire should twist on and attach to a black post close to the dial.
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Jeff
Florida, USA
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July 23, 2014
The cable should be attached to bar and the cable should go to the underneath of the spreader, the black plastic part. It should connect to a spring activated lever, which works when you pull the lever, it opens and allows the product in the spreader to come out. When you reach an area you do not want product, simply let the handle go and it stops releasing the product.
If you have to reattach the cable to the metal bar and the spreader, make sure the bar is folded in half and then connect it to the bar and the plastic black part. if not, you will have problem folding it in half at a later time.
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