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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Where to get good value lawn feed ????? Reply with quote

I live in Wicklow and I'm looking to get some good value lawn feed for a large garden?

Any ideas????

Thanks in advance,

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Co-ops are usually a good place to get big bags of fertilizers.

You will be looking for a high nitrogen feed = high NPK value

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are dealing with a very large lawn then you might opt for one of the more economical "agricultural" fertilisers available from large hardware stores and farmers co-ops.
In such a situation a light and even application of 18:6:12 agricultural fertiliser would give your lawn a quick acting boost. A light application should be no more than 10 grammes to the square metre.
If in doubt, err on the side of applying too little, rather than too much. These "artificial" fertilisers are essentially salts, so there is a real danger of scorching the lawn with heavy handedness.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to both of you for your help.

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Ray
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might take a bit longer to get enough, but try your local coffee shops. Used coffee grounds are one of the best all round fertilisers you can get for lawns, and attract loads of worms and other microflora which will make your long term maintenance much easier. Especially on high traffic areas, the healthier the soil is underneath, the less damage you're going to get from compaction. Compost teas (do a google search) work really well too.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice one reply cautioned against over use. I would agree .... and from bitter experience. You could end up mowing your large garden extremely often just to keep it under control. I got dry weed and feed in homebase last year for very good value and I just went around treating the dandelions and thistles singly. It was quite effective.
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