What is it?

One of the major plant nutrients necessary for healthy plant growth.

How it’s used

In the grass plant for chlorophyll production, for green colour and plant and leaf growth.

Timing of use

Used all year round but in greater amounts in the growing season.

Effects of incorrect procedure

Over use of nitrogen will create soft leaf growth which is not weather tolerant and is open to disease.

Equipment needed

Tractor and pedestrian fertiliser spreaders.

Practical Tips

Apply a little nitrogen with every fertiliser application. Nitrogen helps other nutrients to work in the soil.