There are several means of feeding and fertilizing your lawn, with different methods and products appropriate for different times of the year. A good feed with a lawn fertilizer causes grass to grow thicker, appear greener and increases its vigour. This doesn’t just make for a more attractive lawn but increases its resilience against weeds.
In spring, a granular feed, such as Westland Safe Lawn 80m2, is recommended as this releases a steady amount of nutrients over a period of weeks, perfect for supporting the growth rate which increases over a similar period. Most granular feeds will come with the recommended rate; it’s best to adhere to this and apply when the soil is moist. You can achieve this by watering first or applying when rain is expected.
Lawns can lose some of their vigour in late spring and into summer. If this happens, it is worth using sulphate of ammonia to boost the vigour. If this is necessary, be sure to avoid scorching the grass by mixing the feed with soil beforehand and applying when the lawn is moist.
Generally speaking, repeating the application of fertiliser 6 weeks after the first application should be enough to ensure a healthy lawn that will last the summer. Simply be careful to apply evenly in order to avoid uneven growth. It is worth investing in a lawn spreader for this purpose.