Different types of lawns have different fertilising needs.
Despite the differences though, this requirement is necessary: fertilising your lawn remains to be one of the most important parts of the maintenance of your lawn. Often it can be overlooked and one of the most common reasons for the reduction in the overall health of your lawn.
Lawns that aren’t fertilised rely on the nutrients that the soil currently has, and unfortunately, the soil in most homes these days do not have a great deal of nutrients.
Lawns need a variety of macronutrients and micronutrients to stay healthy and to perform necessary plant functions.
Micronutrients (also called trace elements) include boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and zinc.
Primary macronutrients include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These macronutrients are the typical ingredients of all fertilisers, for these are the elements most deficient in soil despite being crucial for plant growth.
What are Synthetic fertilisers?
Synthetic fertilisers, which often come in liquid or granular form, are the most popularly used of all types of fertilisers. The most popular form of fertiliser are granular fertilisers, which are easy to apply and need only the basic equipment. We recommend you use a hand spreader when applying fertiliser to ensure an even coverage.
What are Organic fertilisers?
Organic fertilisers are made up of naturally occurring biodegradable materials, such as animal manure, compost, mineral deposit and seaweed. Organic fertilisers help improve soil structure and increase water-holding and nutrient-holding capacity. They don’t cause leaching and don’t kill beneficial microorganisms in the soil.
Dry organic fertilisers are usually made of one material such as kelp or rock phosphate, and they may also be a blend of ingredients. Dry organic fertilisers are usually applied by broadcasting it and then raking it up into the top six inches of the soil.
Liquid organic fertilisers are usually effective for fruit-bearing and flower-bearing plants and are applied in important periods such as the fruit setting period. Application for leafy crops is recommended on a bi-weekly basis.
When do I fertilise my lawn?
We recommend you use the Lawn Solutions Fertiliser as it has a fantastic balance of nutrients to suit our varieties of Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Tif Tuf, Sir Grange and Eureka Premium VG.
Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo should be fertilised every 10 weeks. Eureka Kikuyu Premium VG and Tif Tuf every 3 months and Sir Grange 3 times a year.
Simply place the Lawn Solutions Fertiliser in your hand spreader, spread it over the entire area of the lawn, once completed, ensure you thoroughly water in the product.
Additional fertiliser applications can also be completed to bring up the health of your lawn, recover from winter, traffic or to increase the self-repairing of the lawn.
If you have any questions about fertilising your lawn or any other lawn questions please contact our friendly staff on (03) 9730 1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org