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Lawn Fertiliser Mistakes: Avoid These Common Errors

Mistake 1: Using the Wrong Fertiliser

One of the biggest mistakes people make when applying fertiliser to their lawn is using the wrong product. Many individuals go to their local DIY store in the spring and pick up a weed and feed product off the shelf. They then use the same product again in the summer without realising that their lawn requires different nutrients at different times of the year.

For instance, during autumn, your lawn needs a fertiliser high in potassium to make it winter hardy and resistant to diseases. In the spring, on the other hand, a fertiliser rich in nitrogen is essential to encourage leaf growth. Therefore, using the wrong product can be counter-productive and prevent your lawn from thriving.

Mistake 2: Forgetting to Fertilise

Another common mistake is simply forgetting to fertilise the lawn. While it may not be at the top of your priority list, fertilising your lawn regularly is crucial for its overall health. Fertiliser provides not only the nutrients needed for a green lawn, but also important micronutrients that improve its overall well-being. Neglecting to feed your lawn can lead to nutrient deficiencies and result in a lacklustre appearance.

Mistake 3: Applying the Wrong Amount of Fertiliser

One of the most frequent mistakes people make is applying either too much or too little fertiliser. Many individuals misinterpret the instructions on the box, leading to over-application of fertiliser. This can have negative consequences, especially when using a weed and feed product. Over-application of the weed-killing element can harm the health of your grass throughout the summer. Additionally, an excess of nitrogen can cause rapid grass growth, resulting in frequent and excessive mowing.

On the other hand, some people underestimate the amount of fertiliser needed for their lawn. They may not measure their lawn accurately or consider the coverage of the product they are using. This can lead to under-fertilisation, resulting in a lawn that appears unfertilised and susceptible to issues such as clover infestation.

The Solution: Mowd Lawn Care Subscription Plan

If you want to avoid these common fertiliser mistakes, Mowd offers a convenient solution. With our lawn care subscription plan, you can subscribe to a tailored lawn care plan that delivers the right amount of the right product, at the right time of year. This ensures that you never forget to fertilise, avoid over or under-application, and provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs to thrive.

We offer three subscription options: monthly, quarterly, or annually. Visit our website at www.mowd.uk to learn more and choose the subscription plan that suits your needs.

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