Top Reasons for Fertilising Your Lawn

 

Lush Lawn or Spotty Lawn

If you’re looking for that beautiful lush green lawn, then there is no avoiding fertilising the soil. All plants need nutrients in the soil for optimum growth and grass is no exception.

Soil Condition

Most soils are nearly devoid of nutrients. If your home is new, the top soil where the majority of the natural nutrients exist was removed or aggressively turned over during construction placing the nutrients out of reach of the grass. In more established homes the existing lawn may have already used up the nutrients in the soil. You can tell if the nutrients are missing if your lawn is becoming spotty or unhealthy looking even with regular watering.

Pests & Diseases

A regularly fertilised lawn is more resistant to common pests and diseases. Most diseases attack grass from the roots up. If the soil contains the nutrients the grass needs then it will grow thick and healthy and pests and diseases will have a harder time getting a foothold in your yard.

Fewer Weeds

A thick healthy lawn is the best weed protection we can have. If the grass is growing thick and strong with deep thick roots, then it will be less likely to grow weeds. Also many fertilisers contain weed prevention treatments. Feel free to talk to our staff about what type of fertiliser is best for your lawn.

Optimum Fertilisation Frequency

The recommended frequency to get your lawn fertilised is every two months with January and July being optional depending on weather conditions.