After spraying for weeds, scalping and top dressing, you are now on the road to recovery. Do not worry if your lawn still has some residual sand on it from top dressing, as long as the leaf is poking through you will be right to give your lawn a feed.
Generally you will need to fertilise your lawn around every 3 months. The start of each season is a good rule of thumb however if your lawn does start to lose its peak colour early, it will not hurt to shorten these intervals. Depending on your soil PH it can also be advisable to spread some lime to lift the ph level of your soil. Simple ph test kits can be bought from the Loving your Lawn store and there are some ‘how-to’ video’s on our website in the YouTube section. If you find you are fertilising with little or no result, this is normally because your soil is acidic or low in ph. This will especially be prevalent on sandier soils where leaching is common. Some native soils on the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas have a high PH so test for this if you lawn is not thriving.
As for fertiliser, Sir Walter are not only responsible for one of the biggest selling turf brands in the world but they are also responsible for creating some of the most fantastic products to keep your lawn looking in tip top shape. For fertiliser, we recommend Sir Walter fertiliser available from our office or Anco Vigour Lawn Food is also a very versatile Lawn fertiliser.
The application of Lawn fertiliser is simple. Make sure it gets watered in well as failure to do this can leave burn spots. When you cannot see it on the surface anymore the job is done. Spread the fertiliser at the label rate.
Many people spread it by hand, however, we do not recommend this as it can lead to a ‘patchy’ looking lawn. For a small investment of a fertiliser spreader, you will get a fantastic even cover and uniform colour once the plant starts to take it up. These are available at our Anco Lawn stores in Cranbourne and Torquay.
So give your lawn a feed on the weekend. It will think its Christmas.