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Apply an Autumn & Winter Lawn Fertiliser now

Autumn and Winter Lawn Fertiliser A healthy grass plant needs regular food to survive and this time of year it is important to remember to apply an autumn and winter lawn fertiliser to your lawns to set them up for the cold and peril of winter. All to often we hear horror stories of lawns only being fertilised once a year - arghhh. The makings of a good horror story for Halloween weekend at your lawn's expense.

Autumn and winter lawn fertiliser will have less Nitrogen but more Phosphorus and Potassium to feed the roots and assist in improving the vitality of the grass plant. The roles of these important lawn food nutrients is discussed in greater detail here

A typical nutrient analysis would be 15-0-22 or 12-0-24 perhaps with some added Magnesium or Iron. These can be applied now up until the first hard frosts arrive. Continue to mow your lawn over the autumn and winter months.

You can buy professional quality autumn and winter granular fertiliser from The Lawn Shop and they will quickly courier it out to you, thus avoiding the Royal Mail postal strike. Just make sure that the leaves are clear from the lawn and the lawn mown ahead of making the application. If the thought of applying a lawn fertiliser leaves you a bit cold, here is some helpful advice on How to apply fertiliser to a lawn.

It still not too late to apply a selective weed killer to the lawn either as all the weeds would have appeared by now and you stand a good chance of the lawn getting 'clean' of weeds in the spring it you treat them now. Apply Vitax Lawn Clear of Verdone Extra.

If moss is a bit of a problem, try tackling the moss problem this autumn.

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