There are thousands of fertilisers available. From the simple, basic unsophisticated weed feed and moss control combinations sold in garden centres, to sophisticated combination feeds sold to the professional grounds men and green keepers looking after turf at hundreds of sporting venues all over the country including Wimbledon, Lords, most major Golf clubs and thousands of other sporting leisure venues which take pride in their turf.
Devon Lawn Care use products that are available to the professionals in the industry to ensure that our customers have the most appropriate products on their lawns. Where necessary we have discussed our requirements with manufacturers and have developed products suitable for all types of domestic lawns.
The Nutritional essentials of turf care are very much the same whatever feed is used. Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium combined with a range of various trace elements such as Magnesium and Sulphur are all required to give your lawn the balanced range of nutrients it requires. Moisture, acidity, alkalinity etc. are also critical.
The important part is how these various nutrients are fed to your turf, when they are fed, and in which proportions. Devon Lawn Care will ensure that your lawn get the correct nutrients at the right time of year.
Nitrogen in various forms is essential to promote leaf and stem growth and greening up. Phosphorous is required to promote shoot development. Potassium is critical to improve the overall health of the grass. There will also be a range of key trace elements such as Iron, Magnesium, Manganese and Sulphur which can play a major part in improving the health and appearance of your lawn.
Cheap feeds are not as effective as professional fertilisers. Some can scorch a lawn if the weather conditions are not correct. Other feeds simply wash (leach) right through the soil after the first heavy shower of rain. The feeds Devon Lawn Care use are slow controlled release feeds that act gradually, steadily feeding your lawn with the correct range of nutrients your lawn requires. Too much Nitrogen alone will give you a lawn that, while looking green and lush has too much top growth, and will eventually develop a spongy thatch feel and consequentially require heavy scarification. It is important to make sure grass is developing properly below the soil surface not just above it.
The correct balance of nutrients fed into the soil contributes to the overall health and appearance but also makes it better equipped to withstand the extremes of cold, heat and drought throughout the year. The best defence against weeds and moss is healthy lush grass with well developed roots on well aerated soil. If you neglect your lawn by not feeding it regularly you will be making a false economy.
It is important that you do not use the same feed each time you treat your lawn neither should you use the same herbicide as the weeds may gradually develop a resistance. Devon Lawn Care use a wide range of products to ensure your lawn is receiving the nutrients and products that are appropriate for its requirements.