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LAWN NUTRITION & FERTILISING

23 January 2021

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 recommend 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, this 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 recommend

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.


 

NOT SURE WHICH TURF VARIETY TO CHOOSE?

Contact us for expert advice, or come & checkout our lawn display at Tamborine

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