Lawn Maintenance Series E3 – Lawn Nutrition & Fertilising

hi guys Joe here from lawn solutions
Australia welcome to episode 3 of our video series outlining the key areas of
lawn maintenance in this episode we talk about lawn nutrition and insuring your
lawn has the key nutrients it needs for optimum health in episode 2 we covered
weed removal and prevention so now that you’re on top of the weeds it’s time to
feed your lawn there is a common misconception that the fertilizer itself
is food for the plant even us in the industry refer to it as feeding your
lawn or the fertilizer as long food when in actual fact grasses make their own
food through the process of photosynthesis the issue for our lawns
is there’s usually a lack of the required nutrients it needs in the soil
this is due to the fact that our grasses are not originally from the exact same
soil conditions we experience in our yards as a result we need to supplement
the existing nutrient levels so we can achieve a balance of all the nutrients
your lawn needs to stay in top shape the three numbers on the side of your
fertilizer representing the value of the three macronutrients required for your
lawn these three macronutrients are n P and K nitrogen is largely responsible
for the growth of leaves on the plant and is the most talked about nutrient
when it comes to lawns and is usually the highest percentage of your NPK ratio
lawns love nitrogen but it is important to strike a balance between strong leaf
growth and strong root growth type of water to support it as well this is
where phosphorous comes in phosphorous is largely responsible for root growth
but it’s actually quite a small percentage of the overall NPK ratio
phosphorus moves slowly through the slaw and isn’t used in great amounts by your
lawn so a little is needed but not a lot potassium is the nutrient that helps
overall functions of the plant to perform correctly potassium is an
essential macronutrient that is used in the largest quantities by plants looking
for vigor and growth potassium helps grass to withstand drought and disease
while also helping the plant to more efficiently use nitrogen
many people have heard of these macronutrients but have you ever thought
about micronutrients micronutrients are chemical elements that are acquired in
minut or trace amounts for the normal growth and development of your lawn some
of these include Boren copper iron chloride and zinc if your soil has the
correct pH generally these micronutrients will be found to be an
optimum range and no soil adjustment will be required when your lawn is
looking a little worse – where is lacking color or looks like it could do
with the feed lawn fertilizer will provide your lawn with the nutrients it
needs to help feed the grass roots and to promote growth slow release
fertilizers are almost always better value for money so if you are looking
for a slow release feed for your lawn for the entire season
then granular fertilizers are the way to go lawn solutions fertilizer is a slow
release granular fertilizer which was developed for use on Sir Walter Dean a
certified softly Buffalo lawns but it will work equally well on our lawn
varieties such as couch Buffalo kaku zuzia tall fescue bluegrass and rye
grass delivering all the nutrients your grass needs to recover and grow all you
need to do is use the right amount to the size of your lawn making sure you
water it in well after you apply if you don’t water it enough the granules can
cause the leaf of your lawn to burn so make sure you give it enough water by
understanding how these nutrients affect the overall healthier lawn you’ll be
better able to identify the deficiencies in your lawn and telltale signs of
stress which will help you know when it’s a good time to fertilize and apply
soil amendments next up in our lawn maintenance series is lawn hydration
check out the lawn solutions Australia website for more helpful lawn care tips
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in to lawn solutions Australia we hope to catch you next time

1 Comment

  1. If you have Buffalo grass that is growing back into large bald spots, is it best to not cut it until its filled in or will cutting it promote it to grow sideways at this time of year?

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