Fertilising your lawn is an important part of maintaining a healthy and lush lawn. But when is the best time to fertilise your lawn? The answer depends on the type of grass you have, the climate in your area, health of your lawn and the traffic on your lawn.
In Australia there are 5 common types of lawn – Buffalo grass, Couch grass, Fescue grass, Kikuyu grass and Zoysia grass. Quick growing grass such as Couch require more regular feeding compared to slower growing grass such as Zoysia for example. At the same time grass such as Kikuyu, which is also fast growing, has adapted to grow on poor soil types and might not require much fertilising. Grass with low tolerance to drought such as Fescue might require more regular feeding to reduce stress on the grass. Buffalo grass for example has a high wear tolerance and as such is less damaged from traffic compared to other types of grass, reducing the need for liquid lawn fertiliser application.
What Type of Liquid Lawn Fertiliser Should I Use?
Natural-based sustainable liquid lawn fertilisers have been gaining popularity recently given how close and personal homeowners get with their lawns. These types of fertilisers are based on natural materials such as wool, bone meal, blood meal, and composted manures. They are not only better for the environment, but they are also better for your lawn if you are looking for less frequent fertiliser applications to your lawn. Natural-based fertilisers release their nutrients slowly, providing a steady supply of nourishment to your grass. This helps to promote deep root growth, which in turn helps to make your lawn more drought-tolerant and resistant to disease. Some natural-based lawn fertilisers have unpleasant odours and might attract flies. If the smell puts you off, you can always look for other alternatives such as our World first liquid grass fertiliser and soil fertiliser made with waste wool. A truly sustainable and biodegradable green product.
Considerations for Fertilising your Lawn
When fertilising your lawn, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind. Firstly, it’s important to choose the right type of fertiliser for your grass. Some grasses, such as Kikuyu, require more nitrogen than others. Secondly, it’s important to apply fertiliser at the right time. The best time to fertilise your lawn is typically in the early spring and late autumn when the grass is actively growing. Finally, it’s important to use the right amount of fertiliser by following the instructions on the product label.
How Often Should I Apply Liquid Lawn Fertiliser to My Lawn?
Do you need to fertilise your lawn frequently? The answer is not a simple yes or no. It depends on the type of grass you have, the climate in your area, lawn traffic and the current health of your lawn. A soil test can help you determine the specific needs of your lawn.
We recommend you fertilise your lawn 3 – 4 times a year during spring, summer and autumn. If you find this cumbersome, then you should fertilise your lawn at least once a year during spring. If your lawn is not responding to treatment, it is important to consult with a lawn care professional or conduct a soil test to determine the specific needs of your lawn.
In general, lawns that are frequently exposed to high traffic or harsh weather conditions may require more frequent fertilisation. On the other hand, lawns that are well-established and receive regular maintenance may not require as much fertilisation.
It is also important to note that over-fertilising can be harmful to your lawn, it can lead to an overgrowth of certain types of grass and can also lead to an increase in pests and diseases.
If in doubt, it is best to consult with a lawn care professional. This will help ensure that you are providing the right nutrients at the right time, which will result in a healthy and lush lawn.
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