Although lawns will survive without any feeding, they certainly won't be at their best.
A basic feeding plan will consist of three feeds per year plus a Winter treatment for moss killing as follows:
- April: Application of high nitrogen fertiliser, usually active for 12 weeks and applied alongside a selective herbicide to control weeds.
- June/July: Application of slow-release high nitrogen fertiliser containing a percentage of organic material and biostimulants to give the lawn an element of drought resistance. Wetting Agents can be applied during the growing season to aid water penetration to the rootzone.
- September/October: A high Phosphate fertiliser is required at this time of year to encourage strong root growth. High Potash content is also required to aid disease resistance and hardiness. Iron can be added to increase colour and kill moss.
- Winter: This is the time to apply a mosskiller. Usually applied with a knapsack sprayer, the results can be seen within hours with large patches of moss turning black.
Lawns can also be 'spoon fed', enabling treatments to be carried out little and often to respond to changing growth and weather conditions, this usually requires monthly visits. Please enquire for more details.
A traditional organic plan can be designed and hand-mixed for your needs if you prefer, using traditional feeds such as 'hoof and horn' and 'dried blood' etc.
Please contact me if you would like additional information about lawn feeding in Wells, Somerset.