Fertilizer tips for new turf


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Fertilizing a turf instead of a turf can not do much wrong with fertilising: the young turf grass is supplied with a normal long-term fertilizer for about three to four weeks after sowing and then, depending on the product, from mid-March to mid-July two- to three-month rhythm. Mid-August also makes the application of a potassium-rich so-called lawn-autumn fertilizer useful. The nutrient potassium strengthens the cell walls, lowers the freezing point of the cell's juice and makes the grasses more resistant to frost.

How to fertilize your turf correctly

The turf is slightly different: during the growing phase, it is well supplied with fertilizer in the so-called turf school so that it forms a dense turf as quickly as possible. How much fertilizer the turf of the lawn rollers still contains when they are transported to the installation site, so only the respective manufacturer knows. So that the new turf does not turn yellow due to over-fertilization, ask your provider, when and with what the green carpet is to be fertilized after laying.

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Some manufacturers recommend applying a so-called starter fertilizer during soil preparation, which supplies nutrients available quickly. Others recommend a so-called soil activator, which strengthens the root growth of the grasses. Depending on the product, it usually contains rock meal for the supply of trace elements and special mycorrhiza cultures, which improve the absorption capacity of the grass roots for water and nutrients. Meanwhile, Terra Preta products are also commercially available - improving the structure of the soil and its ability to store water and nutrients.

Apply fertilizer with the spreading trolley

With a spreading trolley, the fertilizer can be evenly distributed on the lawn

Basically, you should keep in mind that turf is always a little more "spoiled" than saasers, as it was fertilized extensively in the growing phase. With good water supply, weak growth and a gappy sod are therefore unmistakable signs that the turf needs urgent nutrient replenishment. For the further fertilization after the growth of the turf, it is best to use an organic or organic-mineral lawn fertilizer with good immediate and long-term effects. In the longer term, a mature turf is fertilized exactly as any other lawn area.

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