Friday, 3 June 2011
A Cheap Answer To A Decent Lawn
The above was my main lawn in mid-April the day I scarified it. It had been under snow and ice for nearly three months.
Then I applied potato fertiliser - recommended by an old farming friend - and watered it in. I kept it well watered during the warm spell and here it is this morning after a trim.
Not bad for a £11 tub of granules which I also used last year and I've just about enough for next year too. Most garden centres don't sell potato fertiliser, although Dobies does, for obvious reasons (too cheap) but it can be purchased for a reasonable cost at any agricultural merchants. Much better than buying expensive premium brands don't you think?
I feed my borders with it too. Doesn't seem to do any harm and saves me hours of fun with a watering can and powered MiracleGrow. Sprinkle the granules and let the hosepipe do the watering in. Before I started using this I used general fertiliser but this is giving better results.