20 Jun Do’s & Don’ts when it comes to fertilising your lawn
Keeping your instant turf beautiful requires regular maintenance, but it’s really important to ensure it stays healthy. A great way to help is to use fertilisers. The use of fertilisers not only keeps it strong, but you can also prevent diseases. But as with everything, you need to make sure that it’s done correctly. Here are the do’s and don’ts when fertilising your lawn.
DO Water Your Lawn Before Fertilising
Watering your lawn thoroughly before applying fertiliser is essential, as water helps to break down the nutrients from the fertiliser. After watering, apply the fertiliser and then lightly water the lawn again.
DON’T Over Fertilise or Under Fertilise Your Lawn
Over fertilising your lawn causes sudden and rapid leaf or thatch growth. Excessive fertilisation will cause salts to build up in the soil making it difficult to absorb water, as fertilisers are essentially made up of mineral salts. If this occurs, your grass will turn dry and discoloured. On the other hand, under fertilisation can lead to disease problems such as rust and fungal foliar diseases. We suggest contacting a professional to advise on the correct amount of fertiliser for your grass type.
DO Apply Fertiliser at the Right Time of the Year
Applying fertiliser at the correct time of the year will impact the growth of the grass. It’s best to determine what type of instant turf you have to understand the best season to apply the fertiliser.
DON’T Spill the Fertiliser
Fertilisers are generally safe, but they are only recommended to be applied on recommended levels of the soil. Fertilisers may pose safety hazards when there’s an accidental spill or leak, and could even lead to killing the lawn. So it’s important to prevent the fertiliser from spilling.
DO Use a Drop Spreader
A drop spreader is used to distribute the fertiliser accurately. When the fertiliser is evenly distributed, it will lead to better results on your instant turf.
DO Choose the Right Kind of Fertiliser
Your lawn might have different nutrient requirements depending on the type of grass you have. Take note of the three numbers on the fertiliser’s label that signify the proportion of each macronutrient. The first number indicates the nitrogen content (N), the second indicates the phosphorus content (P), and the third is always the potassium content (K).
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