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Early spring fertiliser and turf care

February 16, 2017

 

Early spring is an important time for turf care as grass emerges from the struggles of winter.

The ground is sodden and soil oxygen levels are low. A race is on against moss and fungal diseases, so it is important to provide the right levels of care to give the turf the best headstart for the rest of the season.

 

Keep any physical activity on the turf to a minimum to reduce compaction and damage to the plants, but be sure to provide aeration as soon as conditions allow.

Aeration is very important in early spring to increase soil gas exchange and improve drainage, stimulate roots and the soil ecology and make conditions less favourable to moss.

 

 Early spring is a good time for soil sample analysis to assess your nutrient requirements, allowing you to plan your ferti