How to Fertilise
A good lawn fertiliser is an essential part of lawn care. It’s simple to apply and helps you create the best looking lawn.
For information on how to fertilise when sowing your lawn from seed see our 'Fertilising Before Sowing' page.
Once the lawn is grown it will need regular feeding to ensure good establishment. Use Advanced Seed Starter Fertiliser applied at a rate of 3kg of fertiliser per 100m2.
Once grown, your new lawn should be fertilised once in early Spring, again in mid Summer and once more in Autumn. Fertiliser applied in early spring and mid-summer should have a good Nitrogen content to encourage growth and colour.
Feeding in smaller portions (spoon-feeding) is also an option if done regularly, as it will maintain a more even grass growth.
Fertiliser applied in autumn should be lower in Nitrogen content but higher phosphate and potash content. This will encourage root growth and resistance to frost, drought and disease.
Where possible apply your Fertiliser in two directions, where you aim to get across your area twice ensuring even coverage. It’s always best to apply to a dry area, then water in once you have completed the job.
A regular program of fertilising, four times a year will ensure your lawn remains healthy. Fertilising at the correct rate will ensure the right amount of nutrition is applied.
September is a great time to apply a complete Fertiliser high in nitrogen to encourage growth after a cold winter. If you’ve oversown after Winter, time your Fertiliser application also to assist in germination.
After vigorous growth during spring your lawn needs another application of fertiliser before Summer.
Autumn is the time to start feeding and preparing your lawn for the coming winter months. The best time to do this is two applications of Fertiliser; one in March and one in April/May before the weather gets too cold. Mow a little higher to give your lawn protection against frosts.
At Great Aussie Lawns we recommend Landscape Range Gold Pro Fertiliser. A controlled release fertiliser, it's designed to provide your lawn with a steady release of nitrogen over an extended period. Great for use on sandy soil profiles, high traffic areas and where a constant nutrient source is needed.
"Great Aussie Lawns Fertilisers contain Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium together in the recommended ratio. Your lawn will remain healthy with good colour after use with the ability to fight off pests and diseases."
Products to Make The Job Easier
Our Earthway 3400 hand fertiliser spreader helps with accurate fertiliser distribution and is ideal for small back yards. For even easier application, try our Earthway 1950 Broadcast Fertiliser Spreader.
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