Boosting Organic Lawn Health with Organic Fertiliser

Boosting Organic Lawn Health with Organic Fertiliser

The principles of Organic Lawn Care involve replacing artificial lawn treatments and lawn care with more natural methods and thereby reducing the environmental impacts of our lawns. However, the only downside to Organic Lawn Care is that the early stages are often not as effective as the more traditional methods.

Lawn feeding, nourishment and fertilising is a prime example of these principles, where organic fertiliser products can provide many benefits, including feeding the lawn with natural organisms, minerals and vitamins that traditional fertilisers cannot do, but still fall short in supplying major nutrients to our lawns.

It’s at these times that we must find a balance between organic and traditional lawn care.

Supplementing Nutrients With Traditional Fertilisers

Organic lawn care also tends to focus on continual soil improvement and ensuring soil health. Granular fertilisers such as Terralift TX Trace 3-6-2 20kg set a benchmark for organically derived nutrition and root-zone support.

Products, such as Terralift, focus very much on creating healthy soils which can provide all of the required plant nutrients (major and minor nutrients as well as required trace elements), buffer pH and toxic imbalances, and provide microorganisms that will ensure long term and permanent improvements to the soil. They do contain some inorganic fertilisers which help them to provide enough nitrogen to feed a heavy use lawn.

The best time to apply your organic lawn fertiliser in autumn is either late March or early April or during spring (when the ground has finally warmed-up). You can also make another application of organic lawn fertiliser during winter – preferably late June.

Apply Artificial Fertilisers Once or Twice a Year

Adding artificial fertilisers once or, perhaps, twice each year will greatly reduce our dependence on these products, and this is most certainly a good starting point in our organic lawn care practices by only adding the smallest amount of artificial fertilisers as needed.

The only problem with this option is that our lawns require balanced nourishment year-round, and not just once or twice a year. So by following this method, our lawns are deprived of some important nourishment for the most part of the year.

Apply Fertilisers in Smaller Quantities

Now here is a much better solution in our organic lawn care.

Apply the artificial fertiliser more often throughout the year, but in much smaller quantities.

Fertilising your lawnThat way our lawns are receiving all the nutrients they need throughout the year, while using no more fertiliser than the previous method, and using substantially less fertiliser than traditional lawn care which relies on chemical fertilisers alone.

This is both incredibly beneficial to our lawns and the environment.

 

Recommended Products

Terralift Activate N 18-1-4+2Mg 20kg

Terralift Activate N 18-1-4+2Mg 20kg is a granular fertiliser that offers excellent maintenance and renovation for a dense lawn sward. Safe for use on Zoysia, Kikuyu, Couch and Buffalo grasses. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.

SHOP NOW

Terralift Activate K 8-0-16+1Mg 20kg

Terralift Activate K 8-0-16 20kg is high potassium (K) granular fertiliser that promotes lawn strength and corrects soils deficient in K. Safe for use on Zoysia, Kikuyu, Couch and Buffalo grasses. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.

SHOP NOW

See More Articles About:

Share Article:

Related Articles

Using Dynamic Lifter on Lawns

Dynamic Lifter is a processed and aged poultry manure-based fertiliser. It has continued to gain considerable acceptance and increased use around the garden and is now a ...

Read More
organic lawn

Organic Lawn Care Tips

When caring for a lawn organically, many of the commonly used lawn care products are not considered appropriate therefore product alternatives are often sought. The reasons ...

Read More

Organic Lawn Care – The Basics

The goals of Organic Lawn Care are to: Naturally reduce the infestation of weeds, pests and diseases Reduce fertiliser usage Use less water on your lawns Use less chemicals on ...

Read More

Natural Lawn Foods

Lawn care products based on things like seaweed, manures, blood and bone and other such products can be a wonderful addition of nutrients for our lawns and can be used in the ...

Read More
lawn mowing in shade

Lawn Mowing Heights in Organic Lawn Care

In keeping with the principles of Organic Lawn Care of reducing excess water and chemical usages on our lawns, we're going to continue to investigate ways to keep our lawn ...

Read More

Feed Your Lawn With Grass Clippings

Lawn clippings from mowing are an excellent source of high-quality nutrients that can be recycled back into the lawn to once again feed the turf naturally. Lawn clippings are ...

Read More

Environmentally-friendly lawns

Despite new modern attacks against lawns, every lawn is highly environmentally responsible, cleaning masses of pollution from the air every day. In fact, a lawn would need to ...

Read More

Benefits of Strong Organic Lawn

When we’re aiming to reduce the environmental impacts of our lawns by using Organic Lawn Care practices, one of the best ways to do this is by stopping the lawn from ...

Read More

Safety comes first when using lawn chemicals

Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a good investment, especially when working with volatile products on and around your lawn. Most people have a natural aversion to ...

Read More

Fertilising in Spring

Springtime is go-time when it comes to fertilising your lawn and the best time for lawn care. The soil beneath your precious lawn has warmed up and your grass is starting to ...

Read More