What is it?

A material or mixture which supplies plant nutrients, usually nitrogen, phosphate and potash.

How is it used?

Normally applied as a granular, powder of liquid.


A basic fertiliser is applied every 6 to 8 weeks. Apply when it going to rain or irrigation can be applied.

What are the effects of incorrect procedure?

Applying in dry weather can scorch the grass. Too much nitrogen in the winter can produce soft, weak growth.

Equipment selection

Tractor and pedestrian fertiliser spreaders.

Practical tips

Divide the application rate by two and apply in two directions to ensure good coverage.

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