Category Archives: Nitrogen

Nitrogen is the most common element in the atmosphere and a key ingredient for the growth of all plants on earth.

Grass requires nitrogen to grow, but the availability in the soil does vary considerably.

Find out more about the role nitrogen plays in lawn care and how to keep the correct amount in your soil.

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 »