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The idea of feeding a lawn which is in full growth in early summer may seem quite a bizarre idea at first glance, but when you look at it, it is not such a crazy idea as you may have thought. Feeding lawns is not just the process of making the grass green; they enable the grass plants to create a tight matt of plants which will give weeds and moss far more of a problem getting a foothold. The grass also of course grows a far greener colour too but also builds up a resistance to disease and drought. Cutting the lawn in effect starves the plants of essential nutrients so the fertilizer is needed to replace what has been lost.
When do I need to feed my lawn?
What fertilizer should I use to feed my lawn?
Nitrogen is the first nutrient to be used on the lawn once it has started to grow again from winter. Generally, the first dressing should contain phosphates and potash as well as nitrogen. Watch out for some brands which will have quick or slow release nutrients or fertilizers which contain added weed killer.
What are the ideal weather conditions to feed my lawn?
How do I use fertilizers on my lawn?
If you are using a machine to spread the fertilizer, ensure that you clean out any residue afterwards as fertilizers can be corrosive.