Tag Archives: Fertilisation

Fertilisation is the act of applying a material to soils or to plants. The aim of which is to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to growth.

In a lawn care setting, fertilisation helps grass to establish and to grow. Applied as part of The Lawn Man’s regular treatment package it can improve the look of a lawn.

Fertilisation for grass

In nature, grass gets fertilised by animals. These animals graze on the grass and recycle it into the ground. On your home lawn, we mow our lawns. The act of mowing and removing clippings actually reduces the fertility of the soil. Plant material gets discarded. Thus, we need to apply fertiliser to keep the grass healthy and the grass green.

Fertilisers can be liquid or granular. They get applied in different quantities at different times of the year. For more information about feeding grass with fertiliser, have a look at these blog posts.

Question: Patchy lawn in colour and growth

By | 03/08/2019

I received this excellent question in July 2019. A patchy lawn is a common issue and the possible causes of this case are worth exploring further. Alex wrote: Hi Kris, I laid my lawn (turf rolls) almost exactly a year in July 2018. I prepared the surface and placed a rooting fertiliser before laying the turf. It was… Read More »

4 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

By | 22/02/2019

As winter fades and spring approaches it is time to start planning for the new growing season. Your lawn has a tough time during the winter and will be keen to produce new leaves as soon as the weather warms. So what is the best way to take advantage of the new spring season? After my top tips… Read More »

Why you should feed your lawn seaweed

By | 18/01/2019

What is seaweed? Seaweed is the common name for all plants and algae which grow in the sea. The name is a genuine misnomer. Not only are they also found in rivers and lakes, but they are not really weeds at all. A weed is a plant in the wrong place. Marine plants are absolutely essential for sustaining… Read More »