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.

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 »