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I've read a couple of threads but they seem to be referring to lawns laid from seed. My lawn was laid in April from turf and I want to know if I should be feeding it yet. If so, what would be simplest to use. Lawn is best part of 300 sq metres and reasonable regular in shape. The shape may make a difference to the application method.
Yep start feeding, you could probably get away with a high nitrogen but if i was you i would go for a autumn feed now.
Get yourself a lawn applicator, if you want a nice lawn your going to have to do a regular feed.
Shape does lend itself to a wheeled spreader for the most part so I'll take that route.
Yeah what you just need to do is follow the instructions on the pack, basically once you know how many sqm a pack can do you can then divide your garden up to how many packs you need.
If you keep up a feed program your lawn should stay in good shape.
Do a summer feed in April and then july, then an autumn feed in october.
Alot of people don't realise a lawn needs a regular feed to keep it in good health.
Blimey, the autumn feed worked well!!
I applied the feed on the 10th of September and it rained on the 12th so great timing. As it also rained that weekend I couldn't get the mower out. Went away the next week for a long weekend and came back to a wonderfully green lawn with about 4" of growth. Cut it yesterday and almost filled the green waste bin.
One thing I have learnt is that you do need to be accurate when going up and down the lawn with the feeder. There were 2 strips where I had missed completely and the grass was little over an inch high. Also a couple of patches where too much had gone down and the grass has been scorched. Only small areas so easily fixed.