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.

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 »

7 tips for autumn lawn care

By | 23/11/2018

Autumn is an important season in the year for your lawn. Autumn in the UK usually means cooler temperatures and rain. The lawn can look a bit sad and neglected as we retreat indoors. Autumn lawn care tips Here are the best things you can do in the autumn to give your lawn the best chance of surviving… Read More »

Question: Timing of lawn treatments

By | 25/01/2018

I received this question in January 2018 from a reader who is worried about the timing of lawn treatments. She is planning on opening her garden to the public for a day. My lawn was laid approx 18 years ago with good quality turf. The turf was laid on heavy clay soil and has been well looked after… Read More »