Your grass will be continuing with a strong growth period and it is very important to keep it properly nourished during May, June and July to prevent any weaknesses in the grass plant. Your grass will still require a fertiliser that contains a large percentage of Nitrogen (N), but also a good mix of the other major elements including Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) to keep the plant healthy throughout.
The second Lawnscience standard treatment of the season would usually be a carefully selected granular, non-scorch, slow release fertiliser which gently feeds your lawn to keep up with it’s strong spring growth. However, occasionally it can get very hot and dry during this period in which case a granular fertiliser may not be appropriate. If this happens, I either switch to a liquid fertiliser, or delay the treatment until rain is forecast. Thankfully in the North West, that is not usually very long!
I also apply a full-spectrum liquid herbicide, as this is usually the period when weeds are very actively seeding and can blow in and germinate on a lawn within a couple of weeks.
Information about Standard Treatment 2
Main benefits of the second lawn treatment
- Promotes a healthy grass plant throughout.
- Improves the colour of the grass.
- Improves the thickness of the grass sward.
- Aids recovery from wear.
- Kills any spring weeds.
Disadvantages of the second lawn treatment
Recommended time of year for application
The second fertilisation and weed control treatment of the year is applied in May, June or July. However, the exact time will depend on the local weather conditions and the date of first treatment.
Weather conditions needed for application
Treatment 2 can be applied in a variety of weather conditions. If a strong weed control is needed then a dry, calm day is preferred.
There is no preparation needed before the second 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.
None of the standard fertilisation and weed kill treatments produce any waste that the customer needs to dispose of.
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.