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Just the tonic for lawns in December

Grassclippings - Soluble Iron - The Lawn ShopLawns and sports turf hate the Winter!  Cold temperatures, frost, moist air, rain, stress, short days and areas that never see the sunshine because the sun never gets high enough in the sky to warm the turf grass plants.

As the gardening year draws to a close and preparation for the Christmas holiday season takes precedence over gardening tasks, the lawn can feel a bit neglected and the turf look a bit wishy washy.

Knowledge and preparation are everything!  The best things you can do to a winter bound lawn is to make an application of an autumn and winter lawn fertiliser and / or some soluble iron.

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.

With an application of soluble iron a few weeks ahead of Christmas, the lawn will turn a great green colour which will last into the New Year!

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