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Lawn products to help your lawn

Grassclippings - Soluble Iron - The Lawn ShopThe grass vigour and growth has really changed over the past week after a bit of warmer weather and less wind chill.  Our office lawn has coloured up quite naturally on it's own and it has now received it's first mowing session to trim the grass plants and tidy it up.  Looks great already!

The best things you can do to a winter bound lawn is, only when the grass starts to naturally colour up with some warmer temperatures, is to make an application of a spring lawn fertiliser and some Soluble Iron.  This is what will be happening to our office lawn this week.  Whoopee.

Iron can be applied as a granule, or as a foliar spray.  Iron will produce a really rapid green up.  Only some Iron products have the added benefit of moss control and they are not to be confused. For chlorophyll synthesis – the level of iron available to the plant influences turf grass colour.  Discolouration may occur when there is a deficiency of this element.

It has been proven that available iron improves the autumn and winter colour of some turf grass species, and tends to reduce the effects of cold temperature.  In fact, many fertiliser mixtures now have a small amount of iron added for these reasons.  Iron helps reduce respiration processes and enhances root development when applied prior to periods of stress, particularly in the plants that have ample available nitrogen. 

The Soluble Iron available from The Lawn Shop will dissolve really easily in a little tepid water and not only kill and retard moss at the full rate, soluble iron applied at half the moss rate will provide a rapid green up of any lawn or turf area, giving a much needed boost to the visual of the area when there is little opportunity for growth.  Mixing soluble iron up with a bit of tepid water really helps it dissolve quicker and stop your garden sprayer blocking.

If the worm casts are active, apply CastClear lawn worm cast suppressant which will in it's own right colour up the turf grasses a few days following application.  It will also get rid of those pesky worm casts without killing or harming the worms.

Take a stroll around The Lawn Shop for the products mentioned above and get your lawn into shape and out of Winter.  Search this lawn advice blogs 550 or so articles on any lawn related keyword to help you get the free timely advice that you need and most of all it's all free!!

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