Category Archives: NPK Ratio

The NPK Ratio is the way the different proportions of nutrients are labelled on fertilisers.

N, P and K are the key elements. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (Potassium has the chemical symbol K as it is named Kalium in Neo-Latin).

Find out more about the NPK ratio and what they do for grass in these posts.

Problems of sustained over-fertilisation of grass

By | 22/12/2015

I have recently taken on a number of lawns that have previously been maintained by “lawn care professionals”, and I have been absolutely aghast at how bad these customers’ lawns have become as a result of a poor-quality fertilisation programme. The worst of these lawns are undoubtedly those which have been “cared for” for by these companies for many… Read More »

What do the NPK values on lawn fertilisers mean?

By | 15/04/2015

Whenever you purchase fertiliser or soil improver for your garden, you will see that they are marked with an NPK value. But what does this mean? N, P and K are the chemical symbols for the three main elements that plants require for healthy growth. These are nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). (Potassium is represent by… Read More »