Tag Archives: Fertiliser

A fertiliser is a material of natural or synthetic origin, applied to soil or plants. They supply nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Many sources of fertiliser exist, both natural and industrially produced.

Fertiliser for lawns

In a lawn care environment, the majority of fertilisers are granular. They consist of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium is varying amounts. Nitrogen is to promote healthy tissue growth and leaves. Phosphorus helps the roots and Potassium helps the immune system.

Applying fertilisers to a lawn is an essential part of lawn maintenance. In a lawn, the nitrogen cycle becomes interrupted due to the removal of clippings by mowing. Lawns are also not grazed by animals, so natural organic matter tends not get recycled into the soil.

Fertilising a lawn can bring amazing results to the look of any lawn. Giving the grass a wonderful dark green colour and healthy growth.

Find out more about feeding your lawn with fertilisers in these blog posts.

Question: Which fertiliser for a spring lawn feed?

By | 11/03/2020

I received this question from 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.

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 »

Question: Can I use old, wet lawn fertiliser?

By | 06/06/2019

I received this question from a reader in May 2019 regarding using discounted lawn feed. They write: Hi Kris, I hope you can help. I inherited a big garden with a very old lawn (30 years at least). I like to keep it in beautiful condition. Last year (2018) it suffered badly with the hot weather. It is… Read More »