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Why accuracy is key for fine turf fertilising

Topic: Earthway,Spreaders

All lawns need feeding in order to prosper and grow, but, like with anything in this world, you can have too much of a good thing. Correctly fertilising your lawn boosts grass growth, reduces weeds and fends off moss. Over fertilising your lawn and fertilising in the wrong places will kill your grass, leaving patches looking burnt and barren. Getting the balance just right is essential, otherwise you will be wasting your time, product and money.

Over fertilising your lawn does not only affect the grass, it also can have a detrimental effect on the soil structure below due to an accumulation of salt. Despite this, reducing the use of fertilisers can also lead to a reduction in plant growth and root structures, which in turn can cause soil erosion. These facts emphasise the importance of getting the fertilising levels just right.

To ensure you get the most out of both your fertiliser and grass, a spreader should be used to deposit the feed. With over 2000 types of fertiliser, the ideal spreader for any keen gardener or greenkeeper should be capable of spreading a multitude of materials evenly and accurately. EarthWay’s broadcast spreaders are very accurate thanks to their innovative design. Their patented sideSPRED technology allows the user to accurately control the flow of the spreader, giving you peace of mind that fertiliser or grass seed won’t end up in your flowerbeds.

Many broadcast spreaders on the market have 1-drop hole for depositing the fertiliser which can cause too much product to be spread at once. EarthWay’s broadcast spreaders have a patented and innovative 3-drop hole shut off system that ensures even application of all granular materials.

If you want to keep your lawn healthy you must be consistent and precise when spreading fertiliser. It is worth doing your research so that you get it right. DMMP are the spreader and sprayer experts and are here to help, please get in touch here or find one of our dealers if you have any questions.

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