Join us as Michael gives you summer lawn fertilising tips, and an overview of our most popular turf fertiliser - Combi Green.
Welcome to the seventh episode of the Turf Vlogs! In our last episode, we covered the steps involved in spring renovation. As Christmas approaches, it's clear that springtime is long gone. For me, Christmas means hot weather and grass growing faster than ever. That's why it's crucial to give your lawn its hit of summer fertiliser now. When applying fertiliser, it's important to check the rates and ensure you're applying it correctly - not too lightly or too heavily. Additionally, it's best to apply fertiliser in the late afternoon or morning, avoiding the heat of the day or when the turf leaf is dewy or moist. After application, water the fertiliser in as soon as possible to avoid burning your grass. Avoid applying fertiliser when a lot of rain is forecasted or the soil is already waterlogged.
Fertilising your lawn in summer is essential because there's usually a lack of nutrients in the soil. Thanks to fast-growing conditions, nutrient levels need to be built up to existing levels to ensure balanced health and great shape for your grass. We have a vast range of lawn fertilisers suited to every scenario. Our most popular fertiliser is the Combi Green, available in both fairways and greens grade, ideal for cut and fine-cut turf. Combi Green is a homogenized prill, meaning the N, P and K, calcium magnesium and seaweed are in each and every prill for better, more even distribution. Seaweed is an essential substance rich in minerals that assist in healthy root development and nutrient uptake. Most importantly, the Combi Green is a source of slow-release nitrogen. This ensures uniform growth over an eight to twelve week period and enables a plant to make full use of the fertiliser. Above all, having a slow-release fertiliser ensures that you're not over-fertilising the lawn. You can fertilise less frequently and save yourself time and money.
As mentioned in past episodes, it's always a good idea to check the pH and soil nutrient levels to ensure that the fertiliser will be effective and the grass is able to take up the nutrients it requires for healthy growth. In addition to this, it's important to use a slow-release fertiliser, especially with some grass species like zoysia and buffalo. These grasses do not need much fertiliser, making slow-release fertiliser ideal. However, other grasses will benefit from it as well. Finally, fertilising your lawn is crucial and should not be avoided, especially during summertime when it's growing its fastest, using up more nutrients and needing additional food to support it through the season. All the best with your summer fertilising, and have a great holiday! We look forward to helping you next year.