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How To Fertilise A Lawn

There are a huge range of fertilisers suitable for use on a lawn, depending on the problem, the goal and the application equipment that you have. Fertiliser types are split into the following categories, each with a different method of application. Relevant PPE should be worn at all times whilst using fertiliser. See our guide on how to use a fertiliser spreader HERE

We recommend that product instructions and dosage recommendations are always followed. If you are unsure about what fertiliser you may need please head to www.egronomist.co.uk or call our team on 01522 246491. 

Granular Fertiliser

Granular fertiliser is available in various granule sizes from mini to maxi. Lawn fertiliser spreaders are usually push-along and deliver the fertiliser using a hopper, or for smaller areas, handheld fertiliser spreaders can be used. It is key to calibrate the spreader using the manufacturers instructions to deliver the fertiliser at an even rate, and to maintain the same pace of walk during application as walking too slow may decrease the spread distance but increased density of fertiliser dispersed, whereas walking to fast can decrease the coverage. Before you start applying fertiliser you should map out the direction of where you need to walk – we recommend testing first, then snaking up and down your lawn being cautious not to overlap where you have spread or to miss bits out.

We recommend washing out the spreader after every use, to prevent cross-contamination and to prolong the lifespan of the equipment.

Soluble and Liquid Fertiliser

Soluble fertilisers are made up of powders or granules which are soluble in water and are applied using a sprayer, either into the soil or absorbed through the leaf direct into the plant.

Liquid fertilisers are also applied using a sprayer, they come in a liquid form that needs to be diluted with water. Liquid fertilisers are preferred by many due to them being easy to apply and mix with other products, as well as delivering results quickly.

The sprayer needed for the job depends on area you need to cover, for spot-spraying or for covering a small area such as a garden we recommend using a knapsack sprayer; whereas larger areas will require a mounted boom sprayer. Sprayers need to be calibrated using the manufacturers instruction manual, if they are equipped with a pressure gauge this will help to ensure an even output is maintained.

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