Regularly fertilizing your lawn is a must. By replenishing the nutrients in the soil, you’re ensuring that your grass stays healthy and strong. Aside from your grass looking green and lush all year around, there are several other benefits to spreading fertilizer on your lawn.

5 Benefits of fertilizing your lawn


1. Saves money

Yes, purchasing fertilizer does cost money – especially if you have a lot of grass to cover. However, having to revitalise or even replace an entire lawn that’s completely died off costs even more.

2. Improves overall growth

How frustrating is it to have a lawn that grows so well in some sections and poorly in others? This can be caused by an imbalance of nutrients in the soil.

Consistent fetilizing allows the nutrients to be evenly dispersed across the lawn, creating an even and healthy growth.

3. Protects the soil 

Over time, your soil will lose its nutrients if not maintained with a healthy dose of fertilizer. Without soil, nothing can live. Natural elements like wind, sun, rain and birds erode your lawn and soil and without protection is can be reduced to nothing but sand. However, a nutrient-dense, healthy lawn helps to protect it as much as possible.

4. Soft to walk on

Walking barefoot on grass is an experience on its own – provided the grass doesn’t have thorns! Soft, lush, green grass means that your outdoor activities can be even more pleasant. Picnics, lawn games even just relaxing reading a book, it’s made so much better when the grass is in peak condition.

5. Better resistance to pests and weeds

While you can never fully protect your lawn against pests without an insecticide, having a strong, healthy lawn can still help. Insects and weeds have a tendency to take over, which causes immense problems if it gets out of hand but a strong lawn can prevent this from happening.

When should I fertilize my lawn?

Ideally, you’ll want to give your grass a boost three times a year at the change of season, namely: spring, summer and autumn. If you only want to fertilize once a year, then a slow-release product should be applied in spring. 

Fertilizers differ from each other. It’s important that you have a full understanding of the chemical composition of your fertilizer before you spread it over all of your plants. Some lawn fertilizers are harmful to vegetables so be sure to read the label first before application. 

Need more info?

Jim’s Mowing offers expert advice on fertilizer and general garden maintenance. Whether it’s for mowing, pruning or gutter cleaning, we’re got the tools, machinery and know-how to get the job done.

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