When it comes to lawns, we often think a lawn will survive on the nutrients within the soil. Unfortunately, though this isn’t entirely true. Think of your lawns soil like a fridge, it starts packed with nutrients but if you don’t go to the shops and top it up (by buying fertiliser) before you know it your fridge will be empty. In this article we cover our professional quality lawn fertiliser for sale plus basically everything you need to know when using lawn fertiliser in Australia.
So, what is lawn fertiliser?
A lawn, not unlike ourselves, requires nutrients to grow. When our lawns first start off in some nice high quality soil they have all the nutrients they could possibly need, but there comes a point when the fridge is empty and that’s when you need to replace the nutrients that have been consumed. Not unlike our own shopping adventures you can purchase junk food or a nice healthy diet, we at The Lawn Shed focus on ensuring the food you’re filling your soil fridge with, matches your lawns growth requirements and it isn’t consumed in bulk leading to huge growth.
What are the types of lawn fertilisers for sale?
Before you jump on to buy lawn fertiliser, it’s valuable to understand the different types of lawn fertilisers available. There is a couple of different versions to suit different lawn needs but they can be broken down into 3 distinct categories:
Granular Lawn Fertilisers, Liquid Lawn Fertilisers and Organic Fertilisers.
Benefits of a granular fertiliser
The granular fertilisers at The Lawn Shed contain lots of great technologies, the dry formulation allows us to increase the amount of nutrition as well as lots of beneficial fertiliser technologies. These are best for longer term nutrition (Lawn Play All Rounder) or to boost it back into good health (Lawn Play Renovate). Nice, even watering allows the granular fertiliser to be taken up by the plants roots.
Benefits of a liquid fertiliser
The liquid fertilisers at The Lawn Shed aren’t your average liquid fertilisers. Our Lawnganics range are chock full of nutrients, biology and sugars that take your soil to the next level. Liquid fertilisers are taken up faster than granulars, they don’t require watering in as the fertiliser is taken in by the leaf. Not surprisingly Lawn Play Enhance has become a favourite of lawn lovers as 24hr greening is a great way to have the best lawn in the street.
Which one suits me and my lawn?
There are a couple of major motivating factors. Depending on if you own a sprayer or a spreader this can help decide the type you wish to apply. If you’re looking for organic, well that kind of speaks for itself.
Lastly, if you have a fast-growing grass variety, like kikuyu or a hybrid couch then applying small amounts of fertiliser in a liquid format will be far more beneficial.
How to get the best out of your granular lawn fertiliser?
Granular fertilisers are applied to the lawn and then watered in, so these products enter the soil in the water. That means it’s very important to ensure the water enters the soil nice and evenly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Many soils in Australia are hydrophobic, that means the water won’t penetrate the soil evenly. So, we recommend using a wetting agent to ensure the fertiliser, in the water, enters the soil evenly.
Precautions when using a fertiliser
We just thought we should include a few guidelines on using lawn fertilisers:
Do not apply to garden plants without talking to us
Store out of reach of children and out of sunlight
Triple rinse any bottles before disposal
Do not swallow (obviously)
Wear the correct PPE (personal protective equipment)
Avoid contact with eyes and skin, wash immediately if you get some on you
Purchase granular, liquid and organic fertilisers at the Lawn Shed with our user-friendly payment methods:
Visa or Mastercard
If you’re looking for some fantastic advice on fertilising your lawn then you should consider following along on our YouTube channel, LawnFlix where our resident Lawn Genius shows you how to apply, how to calculate and just generally everything fertiliser related.