Tag Archives: Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7. It is the most abundant chemical in the earth’s atmosphere. It makes up 78% of the air that we breathe. The vast majority of this is in a gaseous form, which cannot be utilised by plants. Plants can only use a “fixed” form in the soil.

Nitrogen in fertilisers

It is one of the most important elements in lawn fertilisers. Nitrogen is a fundamental plant of DNA and it helps plants produce green growth and grow strongly.

Find out more about why it is important in lawn care in these blog pages.

Liquid or granule lawn fertiliser?

There are two different ways to apply fertiliser to lawns. As a liquid or as a granule. Both liquid and granule fertilisers provide grass plants with valuable nutrients, they just apply them in different ways. Don’t think of it as a case of which is better. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Find out the difference and which is best for your lawn.

Question: Which fertiliser for a spring lawn feed?

I received this question from a reader called 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.