Getting to Know Lawn Care

Is your lawn looking a bit sad? If you answered “yes” to this question and find yourself watering your grass but with little effect, chances are you need to feed your lawn.  An organic based, slow release fertiliser will not only improve the health of your lawn and its appearance but it will also reduce the amount of water you need to use to keep it looking good.  By keeping your lawn thick and healthy you will also keep the weeds away.

Established lawns should be watered deeply when needed rather than lots of little light waterings.  As with your garden beds, shallow watering promotes shallow roots which being near the surface of the ground become easily heat stressed. Deep watering sends the roots down giving greater survival ability.

Slow release fertiliser helps produce more even growth and avoid the spikes and dips produced by chemical fertilisers.  We recommend you use Grassmaster, see details below from  Grassmaster can be used for your whole garden.  Use at the specified rates only, – more is not better – and water in well.

grassmasterThe highest organics analysis in any grass fertiliser combined with a high NPK.

Formulated with specially coated high analysis Urea and DAP to complex and stabilise the vital growth nutrients often lost through leaching or volatilisation (the loss of nitrogen to the atmosphere as ammonia gas), giving extended nitrogen and phosphorus protection and release which means less fertilising with greener more manageable growth over a longer period.

The ONLY organic complete grass fertiliser with 4% Calcium for soil balance and plant health. Calcium helps alleviate the acidifying effects of soluble fertiliser nutrients. Healthy turf requires good trace element levels BUT don’t pay for extra iron if you don’t need it! Most soils are rich in iron however it is often unavailable to plants especially if complexed with soluble P. The high percentage organics in Grassmaster®, includes humic acid, a natural material that helps release iron and phosphorus from the soil for easier plant uptake.