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Uploaded on Apr 3, 2007
The grass is really starting to grow now and after scarifying it last week new shoots are developing from the base of the lawn. Once this starts to happen it's a good idea to feed the lawn with a spring/summer lawn fertiliser to encourage more growth. Lawn fertilisers applied at this time of the year are high in Nitrogen which is needed for growth. Nowadays many lawn fertilisers release their nutrients slowly over several months which promote steady growth over a longer period rather than a sudden growth spurt immediately after feeding. Many fertilisers also have a selective weed killer in them to control broadleaved weeds, although it is still possible to buy just a lawn fertiliser for lawns that do not need weed control. As well as feeding it's a good idea to over-sow the lawn with a good quality seed mix. This is a practice that is done by professional green-keepers to keep the grass cover thick. It's worth over-seed your lawn at home every two or three years as a good covering of grass makes it more difficult for moss and weeds to establish. ps. sorry about the sound quality, it was a bit windy!