A change of season calls for careful adjustment of your fertilizer routine, ensuring a healthy lawn all year round.

Focusing on garden machinery means the Coastline Mowers team understand it takes numerous elements to achieve a fantastic lawn. We love talking all things lawncare with our clients, and are happy to answer your questions.

Fertilizer is an integral part of lawn care. Understand why you need to fertilize, and what to look for when choosing a product. Take note of changing seasonal needs, and adjust your fertilizer selection to avoid damaging grass.

Why Fertilize

A great looking lawn relies on soil to feed growth and maintain lawn health. Nutrients in the soil are key. Fertilizers help provide essential nutrients that might otherwise be lacking and leave your lawn struggling.

Certain fertilizers are developed for warm grass varieties, while others may be created specifically for cool grass varieties. Knowing the name and type of grass you have helps pinpoint the most suitable lawn care products.

For best results, test soil regularly to determine whether soil has too much or too little key nutrients, as both can be harmful, and adjust fertilizer choices accordingly. A well maintained fertilizer schedule offers grass a helping hand.

Change of Season

Lawn care requires a seasonal outlook, as grass has different needs throughout the year. Just as your mowing schedule changes during cooler months—due to slowed blade growth—so must your fertilizing routine.

The fertilizer you apply in Spring won’t suit lawns needs while blades and roots are focused on surviving cold conditions. If the same fertilizer is used every season, you risk inadvertently damaging lawn health.

A winter fertilizer is specially designed to help address harsh summer damage and resultant low nutrient levels. Encouraging improved soil conditions helps your lawn survive Winter, and be set to flourish come Spring.

Winter Fertilizer

With the goal of protecting grass health and enriching lawn soil, technically an Autumn and Winter application is best. The standard is generally eight weeks apart, the second between mid-July and early August.

Certain fertilizer brands choose to offer one fertilizer for Autumnal application, and a different fertilizer for Winter application. Other brands offer a single winter fertilizer to be used multiple times during the specified timeframe.

For example, winter fertilizers often have specific instructions calling for application 4, 6 or 8 weeks apart. The key elements of winter fertilizers are potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus. Other nutrients may also be included.

Fertilizer Types and Application

In terms of spray or granular fertilizers, most gardeners have a type of lawn fertilizer they swear by. Slow release fertilizers are a popular winter fertilizer, as the cold may impact granular performance.

Watering in your fertilizer is essential, to reduce the risk of damaging grass. Lawn fertilizers generally come with application instructions that are best followed. Increasing the quantity at random may burn your lawn.

At Coastline Mowers we have a range of quality products that assist with fertilizer application. Looking for a hand sprayer, or would prefer a granular applicator? If uncertain, ask our expert team.

Fertilizer Feedback

If still hesitant about your fertilizer routine, bring it up next time you drop by our Rockingham showroom. As a leading Perth mower shop with decades of specialist experience, we can give you the lowdown on the best in the business.