Treatment 1

As your grass wakes up from it’s winter hibernation, it requires a good feed that is heavy in Nitrogen (N), so that it can put most of it’s energy into leaf growth to take full advantage of the longer, warmer, sunnier days.

The first Lawnscience standard treatment of the new season is a carefully selected granular, non-scorch, slow release fertiliser which gently feeds your lawn during its initial growth stage.

This improves your lawns colour and health, by providing all the nutrients it requires at this important time of the year.

Additionally, I also apply a low temperature liquid herbicide to stop early weed development, and to kill any weeds that may have survived the winter.

Information about Standard Treatment 1

Main benefits of the first lawn treatment

  • Promotes strong leaf growth.
  • Improves the colour of the grass.
    Improves the thickness of the grass sward.
  • Aids recovery from wear.
  • Kills any weeds that may have over-wintered, or germinating weeds seeds that have blown in on the wind.
  • It is one of the most beneficial treatments that can be done to your lawn!

Disadvantages of the first lawn treatment

  • You will need to start mowing the lawn regularly as lawns can grow quickly as soon as the soil warms.

Recommended time of year for application

Time of year for treatment 1

– If conditions allow – Recommended time

The first fertilisation and weed control treatment of the year is applied March, April or May, however exact time will depend on the weather conditions in South Manchester as, in the North West of England, winter can sometimes creep well into April! As long as the grass has started growing strongly, this treatment is suitable.

Weather conditions needed for application

Treatment 1 can be applied in a variety of weather conditions. If a strong weed control is needed then a dry, calm day is preferred.

Lawn preparation

There is no preparation needed before the spring treatment can be applied, although I recommend not applying the treatment within 3 days of mowing. I will contact you before the treatment to work within your mowing schedule.

Treatment waste

None of the standard fertilisation and weed kill treatments produce any waste that the customer needs to dispose of.

Lawn aftercare

If a herbicide has been applied with this treatment, then I recommend staying off the lawn for a couple of hours, until it is dry. If the weather is unusually hot or dry, then your lawn will benefit from regular irrigation to help use the feed most effectively.