What fertiliser should I use?

What fertiliser should I use?
What fertiliser should I use?
With so many options to fertilise your lawn with, it can be tricky to know what’s right for your lawn at a certain time of year or when you are planning to carry out maintenance.

When sowing a new lawn from scratch, we recommend using our QUICK RELEASE: Pre-Seed fertiliser. You can use fertiliser on a new lawn around the six-week mark.

If you already have an established lawn, you should aim for two slow-release fertiliser applications per year.

Our fertiliser guide has detailed information on many of the terms and processes discussed in this post - this will help you choose the best food for your lawn.

Knowing how and when it is best to fertilise your lawn is ideal for the best outcome and will ensure your pets and local wildlife are safe too! 

Why apply a slow-release fertiliser?

Slow-release fertilisers provide a steady feed over a more extended period, ensuring that your lawn is fed and protected when it needs it most. Two slow-release applications in one year can help ensure your lawn is in good health for most of the year.

This means applying SLOW RELEASE: Autumn / Winter from September onwards and SLOW RELEASE: Spring / Summer from April onwards. Both fertilisers work over the course of four months. In autumn/winter, our fertiliser will protect your lawn from frost and winter-borne disease. In spring/summer, our fertiliser will give your lawn the boost it needs and keep it lush and green.

The quick release versions of both of these fertiliserswill give faster results if you want to feed your lawn quickly or if you have left fertilising late in the season.

If your lawn is established, suffering from weeds or moss and is six months + old, you can use our Feed, Weed and Moss Killer.

Suppose you want to keep your lawn healthy all year round and forgo chemical applications. In that case, we recommend using our REVIVE: Organic 365. This fertiliser is entirely organic and can be applied all year round*.

*For best results, apply when your lawn is not dormant, avoiding months such as December and January.