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Feeding your lawn Questions and Answers
« on: August 27, 2011, 11:19:02 am »
Below are some of the common questions people often ask before and after applying lawn care products to their lawns.

My lawn has got brown patches
This often occurs if the fertiliser has not been applied evenly.  Use a grasshopper type dispenser or a proper spreader for best results.
If your lawn has turned brown it could have been scorched. This happens if the lawn was damp when fertiliser treatment was applied or if too much was applied.

Is lawn sand good for improving drainage
Lawn sand is not like ordinary sand. It contains chemicals to kill moss and feed the grass. Used ordinary sharp sand to improve drainage.

Is it necessary to water in lawn treatments
No, but you may get quicker results if you do.  Be aware that in hot dry weather, you would be better not feeding your lawn until it has rained and recovered.

I used a Feed and Weed product but the weeds are still there
If it has rained after application the effect of the weedkiller may be reduced.
Some weed species or heavy weeded lawns may need two or three applications.

My lawn has turned black
This is caused by Ferrous Sulphate added in some fertilisers to kill moss. The grass should go back to green after a few days and any dead moss should be raked out in 7 to 10 days after application.

Can pets and children go on grass after treating it with fertiliser
In most cases yes but it may be better to wait until it has rained or has been watered in.

Can cuttings be used for compost after treatment
It is best to dispose of all cuttings for the first three cuts after treatment of the lawn if it contains a weedkiller.
If the treatment is just fertiliser or lawn sand then you can compost cuttings.

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Re: Feeding your lawn Questions and Answers
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 11:14:39 am »
I find if I spread it too thinly there is no noticeable green-up and if I use too much
I get the problems above.

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