There are thousands of fertilisers available, from the simple weed, feed and moss control combinations sold in garden centres, to sophisticated combination feeds sold to professionals groundsmen and garden-keepers.

Essential 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.

The nutritional essentials of turf care are very much the same whatever feed is used. Nitrogen in various forms is essential to promote leaf and stem growth and greening up. Phosphorous is required to promote root & 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.

The important part is how these various nutrients are fed to your turf, when they are fed, and in which proportions. Essential Lawn Care will ensure that we give the correct nutrients at the appropriate time of year.

Some feeds 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 Essential 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.

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