When it comes to beautifying your home, it is certainly incomplete without a lawn. Fertilising your lawn is one of the most important things you need to do because it’s important to keep your lawn healthy, green and free of weeds. Here is an easy guide to fertilising your lawn.
One thing you should be aware of before fertilising your lawn is the grass type and the season and time of the year. If your lawn has, for example, cool season grass, there are 2 growing periods you need to know about. First, when the grass grows right after winter dormancy and the second when the summer heat wave ends, it’s best to fertilise your lawn after it greens. If your lawn has warm season grass, you wouldn’t want to fertilise your lawn until it comes out of dormancy, as the grass is sensitive and the application of fertilisers can destroy your lawn. Once your lawn has been cut three times, it is safe to assume that the warm season grass is completely out of dormancy, which is then the best time to fertilise your lawn.
Type of Fertiliser
Before applying any type of fertiliser, make sure you read the bag of contents. This way you will know exactly what are you applying and whether or not it suits your lawn. Some fertilisers cannot be used on certain grass types as they can destroy the grass, and some might have extra additives that can be harmful for the grass. If you are not sure of which type of fertiliser to use, here are some factors to keep in mind:
- You can get either liquid or granular fertiliser. Liquid fertilisers work and are absorbed quickly whereas granular fertiliser is sprinkled on the lawn and absorbs slowly.
- Choose either quick or slow release granular fertilisers.
- Choose between organic and chemical fertiliser. There are fertilisers available that also kill weeds but organic fertilisers are better for your lawn in the long run.
Use Proper Equipment
The equipment you use during the fertilisation of your lawn makes a huge difference to the overall outcome. If you have a small lawn, most of the work can be done by hand but if your lawn is fairly large, you will need to rent or buy proper equipment. Get a rotary spreader for large lawns as it has a wider reach. A drop spreader can be used for lawns with areas that need precise fertilisation.
Prepare the Spreader and Start Fertilising
Fill the spreader with the appropriate fertiliser and adjust it so that the release matches the recommended dosage on the fertiliser bag. Choose a place in your garden to start the fertilising. However, be sure not to skip areas and avoid spreading excessive fertiliser.
Water Your Lawn
Last, but not the least, don’t forget to water your lawn with appropriate amounts. This helps the soil absorb the fertiliser. Follow this easy guide and observe as your lawn will obtain the benefits right away! Like us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/maxicropuk Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/maxicropuk