Organic Lawns
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
Organic Fertilise Lawn

Using Artificial Fertilisers In Organic Lawn Care

The principles of organic lawn care involve replacing artificial lawn treatments and lawn care with more natural methods, and thereby reducing the environmental impacts of our lawns. However the only downside to organic lawn care in these early stages is that they are often still not as effective as more traditional methods.

Lawn feeding, nourishment and fertilising is a prime example of these principles, where organic fertiliser products can provide many benefits, including feeding the lawn with natural organisms, minerals and vitamins that traditional fertilisers cannot do, but still fall short in supplying major nutrients to our lawns.

It's at these times that we must find a balance between organic and traditional lawn care.


Supplementing Nutrients With Traditional Fertilisers

Following our organic lawn care principles, we only want to supplement our lawns with artificial fertilisers when absolutely necessary, and only ever in addition to our standard organic lawn fertilising practices.

There are several ways to achieve this outcome.


Apply Artificial Fertilisers Once or Twice Per Year

Adding artificial fertilisers one or perhaps twice each year will greatly reduce our dependence on these products, and this is most certainly a good starting point in our organic lawn care practices by only adding the smallest amount of artificial fertilisers as needed.

The only problem with this option is that our lawns require balanced nourishment year round, and not just once or twice per year. So by following this method, our lawns are deprived of some important nourishment for the most part of the year.


Apply Fertilisers In Smaller Quantities

Now here is a much better solution in our organic lawn care.

Apply the artificial fertiliser more often throughout the year, but in much smaller quantities.

That way our lawns are receiving all the nutrients they need throughout the year, while using no more fertiliser than the previous method, and using substantially less fertiliser than traditional lawn care which relies on chemical fertilisers alone.

This is both incredibly beneficial to our lawns and the environment.


How To Supplement Lawn Feeding With Artificial Fertilisers

With this method, we simply reduce the amount of fertiliser being applied to the lawn to one quarter to one half of recommended application rates for the fertiliser, and then apply it once at the beginning of each season change.

For example, if the lawn fertiliser product recommends an application rate of 50 grams of fertiliser per square metre, we simply reduce that amount to between 12 - 25 grams of fertiliser per square metre of lawn.

Using this method also wastes no excess fertiliser into the environment, as the lawn will take up all of the small amounts of fertiliser being applied.

This method will also use around 75% less fertiliser than a lawn which relies on traditional lawn fertilisers alone.





All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
Shady Area By Kate Wall 'New Content' Even the best laid lawn can...
IMAGE
How To Kill A Lawn Killing and Removal Of Lawns While it may go...
IMAGE
Recycling Lawn Clippings in the Garden Recycling Our Lawn Clippings...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
Buffalo Seed Heads The Problems of Buffalo Lawn Going To Seed One of...
IMAGE
Lawn scalped due to infrequent mowing Why Lawns Get Scalped Lawns or...
IMAGE
Repairing a Hard Lawn Hard Lawns and Compacted Soils Lawns, and more...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
IMAGE
When is the best time to water lawns Correct Lawn Watering Times...
IMAGE
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking,...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Planning saves time and gives a betterquality finish every time we...
IMAGE
Honda UMK425u A Review Of A Honda 4 Stroke Brushcutter This review...
IMAGE
Push Lawn Mower Introduction to Push Mowers The push lawn mower is a...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Glyphosate Weed Killer A Broad Spectrum Weed Killer Glyphosate will...
IMAGE
Lawn mowing as weed control An Easy Way To Stop Weeds Spreading...
IMAGE
Common Kikuyu Invading Buffalo Is Your Buffalo Really A Buffalo...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
Which Is The Best Lawn Type For Small Yards Choosing a lawn type for...
IMAGE
Sir Walter soft leaf Buffalo Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo Sir Walter...
IMAGE
Cool season lawns are mowed higher Introduction To Cool Season Lawns...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


Organic lawn care of lawns using natural and organic methods, as well as naturally preventing lawn problems such as weeds pests & disease
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
Good lawn health helps to fight lawn diseases, reduces the infestation of pests, and helps reduce weed seeds from taking a foothold.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
correct lawn watering and fertilising video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
A Healthy Lawn Prevents Lawn Problems When we're aiming to reduce the environmental impacts of...
IMAGE
Low toxic natural methods to control ants Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving Ants can...
IMAGE
Good Lawn Care Is Key To Preventing Weeds As people who take the ideals of organic lawn care...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
Zoysia and Winter Are Not Good Friends The one single drawback which stops Zoysia being the...
IMAGE
The Lawn Guide is putting a new focus onto Zoysia grass as the best lawn type for use in all...
IMAGE
The best regions to grow Zoysia Where Can I Grow Zoysia In Australia Zoysia grass does its...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...
IMAGE
Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
IMAGE
This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on The Lawn Guide,...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information