QUICK RELEASE: Pre - Seed Fertiliser
- Prepares your soil for new seed
- Increases rate of grass establishment
- Strengthens roots of new seedlings
How much do I need?
Simply enter the length and width of the area, to calculate how much you need.
Quick Release: Pre-Seed boosts soil for fast establishment of new lawns and seeded areas, accelerating growth over the course of 6 weeks. Quick Release: Pre-Seed is a phosphate-rich fertiliser that provides your seedbed with the best foundation for establishing new seedlings. Apply this fertiliser before seeding. Once this fertiliser is watered in it will quickly disperse nutrients throughout the soil. This fertiliser also contains potassium which helps new seedlings fight foliar disease such as pythium diseases.
Please note this fertiliser can scorch your grass blades, so remember to water it off or apply just before the rain is due. Avoid application during very hot periods. We recommend applying on cooler evenings or overcast days. For more information on all things fertiliser, read our Fertiliser FAQs.
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• Apply our fertiliser at the recommended rate by hand when wearing a glove or by using a spreader
• Water the fertiliser in until it dissolves
• Keep kids and pets away from the lawn during application and until the granules dissolve
• Remove / water off any footwear you were wearing during the application of the fertiliser to avoid any risk of damage to newly laid patios / stone flag flooring
Not watering your fertiliser in can potentially scorch existing grass or delay the benefits of the fertiliser.If after watering the fertiliser does not disappear and dissolve off the surface, water until you cannot see the granules.
You can apply this fertiliser any time you plan to overseed or sow a new lawn, recommended sowing times are March - September. For a general lawn feed that promotes greeness, you may wish to consider our Slow Release: Spring / Summer or Quick Release: Spring / Summer fertiliser.
|Use||March to September|
|Spreading Rate||70g per m2|
|Watering||This fertiliser MUST be watered in - granules should not be visible after application if watered sufficiently.|
• If you are planning to overseed or sow a new lawn from scratch, you can do so once the fertiliser granules have dissolved
For more information on all things fertiliser, read our Fertiliser FAQs.
I would suggest you scarify before applying the fertiliser.
When you apply the fertiliser make sure that it is well watered and fully dissolved before sowing seeds.
Once the fertiliser has been fully dissolved then it is safe to seed.
I used the quick release: pre seed fertiliser on 24th September, a week before sowing new seed (Impress: clay master) on 1st October and watered the fertiliser in as advised.
Two weeks since sowing and the grass is growing well.
Since the bag of fertiliser is 20kg and my lawn is only 8m x 8m, I have a good deal of fertiliser left over from the initial application. Can I use this fertiliser once the lawn is established? If so, how soon after seeding should I use it?
If not, which fertiliser would you recommend and when would be the best time to apply it?
All our fertilisers will keep for up to four years if stored in a cool dry place
However we do have Feed, Weed and Moss Killer product. It works over the course of two weeks to eradicate weeds and moss - where it is particularly prevalent patches will appear and these will need seeded. It will also feed your lawn and make any existing grass very green and lush. It is a granular fertiliser and needs to be watered in after application.
We recommend that this product is applied prior to sowing. If applied after I would leave it a few days and make sure that the granules are well watered and fully dissolved.
You can apply all of our fertilisers before or after seeding, except for our QUICK RELEASE: Pre-Seed fertiliser, along with our Feed, Weed and Moss Killer. Both of these products should both be used before seeding.
If applying fertiliser before seeding, you can sow the grass seed once the fertiliser granules have fully dissolved, unlike our Weed killer, where you should wait two weeks for the treatment to take effect.
If applying fertiliser after seeding, it would be fine to use it 6 weeks after seeding when your new grass is hitting blade heights of 5-7cm and has had its first mow. Our Feed, Weed and Moss killer should not be applied to lawns under six months old.
Our fertilisers, if used around trees, should not cause any adverse effects to the trees and the fruit in the trees.
This product must be applied directly to the area and then watered until fully dissolved.
I've a patchy grass where some areas are very lush and others are extremely patchy including one location which is predominantly dirt where the grass has died.
I am planning to use the quick release fertiliser over the whole lawn (roughly 70g/m2) and will water it in (it looks like rain in a few days which should help!).
After which, I will be sowing your ultrashade grass in the dirt area, the shade grass in the patchy/shadowy areas and then topping the whole lot with some of your back garden grass seeds (oversowing in places where the grass is reasonably good).
In the dirt area, I will be loosening the dirt and then covering over with top soil just to help the germination process.
Is my logic/plan sound or am I missing anything?
Everything sounds great and I can't see anything that you have missed. The only thing I will mention is that the shaded mixes are slightly slower to establish than some of the other mixes and rely on warmer temperatures for germination.
Thank you for your enquiry. Whilst not specifically advertised as a pre turf fertiliser It will help nourish the soil prior to rolling. It contains adequate amounts of all key nutrients to help increase soil health and promote a strong root system and protect against lawn diseases.