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Feeding and fertilising are really important parts of the standard lawn care routine; they’re like the bread and butter of ensuring that your turf is healthy and thriving. They should form part of your lawncare routine all year round but when the weather begins to turn as we head towards spring it becomes particularly important. So, what are five of the ‘need to knows’ when it comes to feeding and fertilising?

1 – Be Careful When Spreading

When using a fertiliser, one of the most important things to do is ensure that you are spreading it evenly in order to maintain a uniform colour. If you are fertilising a large area then the best way to achieve this would be by using a lawn spreader; doing it manually is fine for smaller areas but the larger the area, the more arduous it will be doing it by hand.

2 – Do You Need To Scarify First?

Take a minute and decide whether your lawn needs to be aerated and scarified before you apply any treatment. In doing so you will give your lawn more opportunity to absorb the nutrients in the feed/ fertiliser.

3 – It Won’t Take Forever

Remember, feeding and fertilising need not be a horribly time consuming task. Happily, one application of fertiliser can last up to 3 months, so you shouldn’t have to do it too many times throughout the year.

4 – When Should You Feed And Fertilise?

It’s best to try and apply fertiliser either when the ground is damp or if some rainfall is expected. Feeding your grass with a nitrogen-based fertiliser will make the grass greener and more aesthetically pleasing and helps to promote thicker growth and increased strength.

5 – Every Little Helps

Feeding your turf may sound like an odd turn of phrase but it’s definitely an important step in taking good care of your lawn. Nourishing your grass will fortify it and enhance the general wellbeing, whilst also helping to prevent weeds and moss from having the capacity to build up and flourish.

 

Having a strong, healthy lawn means that it will be better equipped to manage any climate related anxieties and the landing of greenery or weeds. Plants absorb most, if not all, of their nutrients through their roots – this is why it’s really important to ensure that your turf has rooted and established well. It’s a bit of a circle because in order to achieve good, strong roots, you need to be giving your lawn the correct nutrients to help it do so, and this is achieved through a good feeding and fertilizing routine.  Here at GDT, we supply a slow-release fertiliser which is packed with the essential nutrients for good lawn health. Our advanced formula is mini-granular, meaning it will still allow for even coverage despite a lower level of application. This is available from any of our depots, so please do give one of our team a call and they will be able to advise you further.

Feeding and fertilising are really important parts of the standard lawn care routine; they’re like the bread and butter of ensuring that your turf is healthy and thriving. They should form part of your lawncare routine all year round but when the weather begins to turn as we head towards spring it becomes particularly important. So, what are five of the ‘need to knows’ when it comes to feeding and fertilising?

1 – Be Careful When Spreading

When using a fertiliser, one of the most important things to do is ensure that you are spreading it evenly in order to maintain a uniform colour. If you are fertilising a large area then the best way to achieve this would be by using a lawn spreader; doing it manually is fine for smaller areas but the larger the area, the more arduous it will be doing it by hand.

2 – Do You Need To Scarify First?

Take a minute and decide whether your lawn needs to be aerated and scarified before you apply any treatment. In doing so you will give your lawn more opportunity to absorb the nutrients in the feed/ fertiliser.

3 – It Won’t Take Forever

Remember, feeding and fertilising need not be a horribly time consuming task. Happily, one application of fertiliser can last up to 3 months, so you shouldn’t have to do it too many times throughout the year.

4 – When Should You Feed And Fertilise?

It’s best to try and apply fertiliser either when the ground is damp or if some rainfall is expected. Feeding your grass with a nitrogen-based fertiliser will make the grass greener and more aesthetically pleasing and helps to promote thicker growth and increased strength.

5 – Every Little Helps

Feeding your turf may sound like an odd turn of phrase but it’s definitely an important step in taking good care of your lawn. Nourishing your grass will fortify it and enhance the general wellbeing, whilst also helping to prevent weeds and moss from having the capacity to build up and flourish.

 

Having a strong, healthy lawn means that it will be better equipped to manage any climate related anxieties and the landing of greenery or weeds. Plants absorb most, if not all, of their nutrients through their roots – this is why it’s really important to ensure that your turf has rooted and established well. It’s a bit of a circle because in order to achieve good, strong roots, you need to be giving your lawn the correct nutrients to help it do so, and this is achieved through a good feeding and fertilizing routine.  Here at GDT, we supply a slow-release fertiliser which is packed with the essential nutrients for good lawn health. Our advanced formula is mini-granular, meaning it will still allow for even coverage despite a lower level of application. This is available from any of our depots, so please do give one of our team a call and they will be able to advise you further.

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