How to fertilise your garden in summer

Did you know fertilising grass is sometimes known as feeding a lawn? Fertilising boosts grass growth, reduces weed development and keeps moss at bay. Regular fertilising feeds your grass all the nutrients it needs to keep it strong, healthy and vibrantly green over the season.

All fertilisers contain nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (N. P.K.). The amount of each nutrient within a given grass feed can be found on the packaging and is relevant to the requirements of the soil during that time of year. For example in spring-summer the soil is in perfect condition for growth so a little extra nitrogen in the fertiliser will give the lawn the boost it needs to rejuvenate after winter. At The Grass People we recommend fertilising twice a year with a third application if necessary, once during spring/summer or the other in autumn/winter.

Spring/Summer lawn granular fertiliser

The beauty of SLOW RELEASE: Spring/Summer fertiliser is that it will feed your lawn slowly and steadily throughout the summer months, without any uneven grass growth giving your lawn a consistent appearance. It will last for around 12-16 weeks feeding the whole lawn. Apply this fertiliser at a rate of 35g per square metre with a watering can or sprayer. This fertiliser has a minimal risk of blade scorch so watering is not a must however it will greatly help the breakdown of the fertiliser granules.

QUICK RELEASE: Spring/Summer fertiliser can be just what the doctor ordered after a harsh winter. It is a quick fix fertiliser that contains NPK 9.7.7. It is an extremely fast working fertiliser which promotes immediate healthy growth of grass and will last around 6 weeks. QUICK RELEASE: Spring/Summer fertiliser is best applied evenly using a spreader at a rate of 70grams per square metre. Application by hand may leave uneven patches of growth throughout your lawn. Be aware this fertiliser can scorch your grass blades, so be prepared to water it off or apply just before the rain is due. Avoid application during very hot periods, we recommend spreading in cooler evenings or overcast days.

Spring/Summer lawn liquid fertiliser

LIQUID: Spring/Summer fertiliser has an NPK of 15.0.0. It is a concentrated blend of natural seaweed with nitrogen. This feed works quickly to increase root development, improve shoot density and boost grass growth. When applying Liquid: Spring/Summer dilute at a ratio of 200L of water to every 10L of feed. This dilution also reduces the risk of blade scorching. It can be spread with the use of a sprayer or watering can. It is particularly useful for amenity uses.

Just a little word of caution…

Remember to wear gloves when fertilising to protect your hands from chemicals in fertilisers. Also avoid applying spring/summer lawn fertilisers after August. They contain too much nitrogen for autumn/winter use which encourages green leafy growth which will not survive well in the cold.

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