What fertiliser should I use in winter?

What fertiliser should I use in winter?
What fertiliser should I use in winter?
As grass growth slows down and temperatures drop, your lawn fertiliser needs will change. Going forward, the aim is to keep your grass as healthy as possible and protect it from winter frosts, snow, and disease.

Feeding your lawn the nutrients it needs in the colder months will ensure your lawn emerges in much better condition in the spring.

In the UK, temperatures will begin to drop below 8 degrees as early as October in some regions. As grass seed requires 8 degrees and upwards to germinate, this will begin to eliminate seeding. Therefore, a pre-seed fertiliser will no longer be required or recommended.

As always, we recommend using a slow release fertiliser like our SLOW RELEASE: Autumn / Winter as this provides a longer steadier feed for your lawn. This fertiliser works over 4 months to keep your lawn in good health and only requires one application. You should consider applying this product early in the winter to get the full benefit of its long coverage. This means applying from October onwards.

We know that winter care for your lawn isn’t always at the top of your to-do list. Yet if you do happen to remember to do it, albeit a little later than you’d like, a QUICK RELEASE: Autumn / Winter fertiliser will provide fast coverage for your lawn. It works over 6 weeks to feed your lawn to help it maintain its health. You can apply two applications in one season - six weeks apart with no overlapping.

If you’re interested in the organic approach, our REVIVE: Organic 365 can also be used as a slow release fertiliser working for up to 20 weeks on your lawn. This fertiliser does require slightly warmer temperatures to encourage microbes to digest the pellets, so we would recommend applying this as soon as you can.

All our fertilisers are activated by watering, so make sure to apply when rain is forecast. If rain isn’t forecast and you have a few dry days coming up, make sure to water the fertiliser in yourself.

We recommend avoiding fertiliser application when there is any frost / snow on the ground as this will slow down the dissolving process of your fertilisers and delay its affect on your lawn.