Fertilising your lawn

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Fertilising your lawn

06 February 2019 General Maintenance Seasonal Advice

We often get asked "what is the best fertiliser to use?" and the answer is not always as straight forward as you might think.

There are a few factors to consider when selecting what type of fertiliser is best for your lawn.

What time of year is it?

  • If it's winter, dont bother, most grasses are dormant and wont respond to the fertiliser anyway
  • if its right in the middle of summer just use a more organic & lighter rate fertiliser like Seasol (available at Bunnings)
  • The best time to apply heavier fertilisers is at the start of the spring growing season (early-mid September)

Can you water it in & apply it properly?

  • Make sure you're available to water in the fertilisers quite well straight after application, most need about 10mm+ of water to be effectively absorbed into the roots of the turf where it's needed
  • If using chemical fertilisers we highly reccommend getting yourself a hand spin spreader, they cost $15-20 all and are great for getting consistent coverage without fertiliser burn issues

    Fertiliser burn is a nasty problem that happens when you apply too much fertiliser to the turf and it burns it yellow/brown and can sometimes cause damage that takes months to recover from.


Here are some great quality products we reccommend

For a quick green up that can be applied anytime through Spring, Summer & Autumn

For slow release long lasting chemical fertiliser (best applied start of spring & start of autumn)

To maintain optimal soil mositure, use a wetting agent twice a year (Spring & Summer)

It's always a good idea to mix it up and put down some good heavy organics once every 2 years or so, Dynamic Lifter or a compost from your local landscape yard is perfect for this.