Grass in summer

Summer is officially underway - with any luck, the next few months will bring lots of barbecues, ball games, and beers in the back garden.

But while summer is lots of fun for humans, this season can be tough on grass. Lawns have a tendency to dry out in summer, which can be frustrating if you're someone who takes a lot of pride in your home's beautiful green lawn.

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Achieving the perfect, lush green lawn takes time, effort and a little patience. With a range of season treatments and specialist applications needed, it can sometimes be tempting to combine treatments to kill two birds with one stone, such as using lawn fertiliser to kill weeds. 

But does lawn fertiliser actually kills weeds? Can you save time on your lawn treatment by doing this? And what are the pitfalls of doing so? Well, if you find yourself asking any of these questions, this blog is for you! 

Here, we take a look at lawn fertiliser's ability to kill weeds and whether or not it is the right way to go for your lawn.

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Lawns are very much like most things in life, they look good if you know how to treat them right and give them the time, care and attention that they need. 

A lush, thick lawn bursting with green blades of grass requires a properly-timed and balanced diet in order for it to look good, kind of like us humans. Without a healthy, balanced diet and proper care, we won't look the best and the same goes for your lawn. 

So, understanding when and how you feed your lawn with the nutrients that it needs is vital in achieving the picturesque lawn that every homeowner dreams of. Not quite sure when you need to fertilise your lawn? Don't panic, Lawn & Weed Expert are here to help! 

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A healthy green lawn

Lawn feeds contain a number of essential nutrients that keep grass green and healthy. The most important of these are nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K).

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what does lawn feed do

The secret to a healthy body, a luscious head of hair and continued good health is in the types of food that we eat. The same principle applies to your lawn! Grass that's malnourished will appear dull and lifeless, that's why it's so important that you think about your lawn feed carefully.

There are lots of different lawn feeds on the market and it might take a bit of trial and error before you find one that seems to tick all the boxes for your lawn. You might find that you're spending a lot of money on lawn feed and not seeing the results you hoped for. 

When applied correctly, lawn feed will help your grass stay healthy, luscious and green all year round!

 

Choosing the right lawn feed

Unless you have a good understanding of chemistry, you might struggle to differentiate between one type of lawn feed and another. Some lawn feeds are rich in nitrates, others are formulated with moss-killing chemicals and some are more acidic than others.

So, how do you decide which lawn feed is most suitable for your lawn? It's all about finding the right balance of these three elements: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

Read More: Types of Lawn Fertiliser - What's the Right Choice for Your Lawn?

 

Best time to feed your lawn

Like all living organisms, lawns require regular feeding. Your lawn is exposed to the weather all year round, so you should adjust your feeding regime to suit different seasons. 

Your lawn's requirements in summer when the temperature is hot and the air is dry are going to a be a lot different than your lawn's requirements in autumn/winter when the temperature drops and things become a bit boggy! The best way to remember what to feed your lawn and when is to set up a calendar or reminder (you could even do this on your phone!)

Take a look at our lawn feeding tips for different seasons here: Lawn Feeding Tips - When To Feed Your Lawn

 

What happens if I use too much lawn feed?

Going back to our original analogy, overindulging in food (particularly the wrong kinds of food) is seriously going to have a knock-on effect for your body. Over-eating has all kinds of nasty side effects like; weight gain, breakouts, diabetes... the list goes on!

Surprise surprise, overfeeding your lawn isn't going to do it any favours. One of the most common side effects of overfeeding is called Lawn Fertiliser Burn. It causes horrible brow, dry patches in your lawn and can be quite difficult to correct. That's why we recommend sticking to a routine and making sure you've chosen lawn feed that does the right things for your lawn.

 

Get lawn feed that does the right things, first time!

It turns out that understanding what lawn feed does, choosing the right one and using it properly is a fine art. We understand that most homeowners don't have time to research different chemicals, nevermind stick to a gruelling lawn feed regime. 

That's why we offer a professional lawn fertiliser service! Our lawn technicians have been working with high-quality lawn fertiliser that isn't available in shops or garden centres for years. They have a really great understanding of different lawn types and their needs, which makes it easy for us to find a lawn feed that does the right things for you.

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If you have any questions about lawn fertiliser, or if you'd like to arrange a FREE lawn survey, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can email us at - sales@lawnweedexpert.co.uk.

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