Category Archives: The Lawn Man

The best new and seasonally relevant posts from The Lawn Mans Lawn Care Blog.

Plastic netting in turf – A nightmare for wildlife and gardeners

Over the past few years I have noticed a worrying increase in the use of plastic netting in new lawns. This plastic mesh not only makes carrying out some lawn treatments very difficult but it can harm wildlife and increase plastic pollution in the environment. Find out why farmers are growing plastic embedded turf and how you can avoid this new environmental scourge.

Liquid or granule lawn fertiliser?

There are two different ways to apply fertiliser to lawns. As a liquid or as a granule. Both liquid and granule fertilisers provide grass plants with valuable nutrients, they just apply them in different ways. Don’t think of it as a case of which is better. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Find out the difference and which is best for your lawn.

Question: Which fertiliser for a spring lawn feed?

I received this question from a reader called Robert in spring 2020. He asks an interesting question about which NPK fertiliser should he use to feed his lawn in the spring. This is a very deep subject and further reading will send you into some very complex chemistry and biology. I try to simplify this interesting lawn care subject.