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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