Maintenance Guide

Keeping your lawn looking healthy and attractive ...

WHY FERTILIZE - As is the case with any living material, grasses require proper nutrition in order to maintain colour and vigor. fertilizers fulfill this function by providing the primary nutrients of Nitrogen. Phosphorus and Potash (Potassium) and many secondary nutrients such as Sulphur, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, etc.

HOW TO FERTILIZE - Apply fertilizer as evenly as possible in the late afternoon or early evening when the grass is dry. Uneven applications can result in uneven colouration ,i.e. light and dark green stripes, and applications on wet grass during warm weather can result in the burning and killing of grasses.

WHAT TO FERTILIZE AND WHEN

  • End of February Early March - Apply Dolophril lime at the rate of 501bs. per 2000 sq. ft. of lawn area. Helps reduce soil acidity and supplies Calcium and Magnesium.
  • Late March Early April - Apply a balanced fertilizer with an array of nutrients. Suggestions: 12 4 8 or 6 8 6 or 13 16 10
  • End May Early June - Apply a predominantly nitrogen fertilizer with small amounts of sulphur and iron to promote leaf growth through the summer. Suggestions: 21 7 7 or 28 4 8 or 18 6 12
  • September - Apply a predominantly potash fertilizer to help harden up the grass in preparation for winter. Suggestions: 6 9 18 or 3 5 15

 

 

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FERTILIZER 21 - 7 -7
WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN:

The first number is Nitrogen which promotes shoot growth, the green in the plant and regeneration.

The second is Phosphorus which stimulates the roots to grow and increases flower and fruit production.

The third nuumber is Potassium, which helps strengthen the plant and builds a strong immune system.

Crane Fly Larvae
An image of the larvae stage of the Crane Fly.
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